Trusting God in the Desert: A Message of Hope for Miracles

Trusting God in the Desert: A Message of Hope for Miracles

When Jesus finished teaching the multitudes that gathered to hear Him, his disciples suggested to Him to send them away so they can go and buy something to eat. In Mark 6:35-36 (NKJV), it reads “When the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him and said, this is a deserted place, and already the hour is late. Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing”

According to the above scripture, the reasons the disciples suggested to Jesus to send the multitudes away was because firstly, it was ‘a deserted place’; meaning that it was an impossible place to get bread to eat and it was not a place to have enough bread for the people. Secondly, the disciples said, the ’hour was late’; meaning that darkness was approaching and the timing was also wrong.

However, despite the reasons deduced by the disciples, Jesus did not consider the circumstance of the place nor the time. It is important to note that with what was available (five loaves and two fishes), Jesus performed a miracle and there was more than enough bread and fish for all the multitudes, even though the place still remained a deserted place and the hour was late. Friend, does your life seem as if it is in a deserted place?

Are you expecting a miracle but you think time has run out? Are you at that point in life where everything seems impossible? Friend, hear God’s word for your life this week. God says, desert or no desert, He will provide for your needs. Time may have run out or may be running out, but God says, your miracle will still happen. He will make the impossible to become possible for you in the name of Jesus Christ.

The Prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 32:27 (KJV) sums it up this way, ”Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me”

Your brother
Chuka Duru

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