John 6:6 – But this Jesus said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do (NKJV).
Jesus and the disciples were reclining on the side of a mountain when a group of thousands came to them. He asked Philip, “Where shall we buy bread that these may eat?” Philip and Andrew immediately began trying to formulate a plan to meet the need but came up empty.
Why were their efforts unsuccessful? Because they attempted to solve a God-sized problem with human reasoning. This same kind of situation may be threatening your peace today.
Your need does not catch Jesus by surprise. He knew what He was going to do back then, and He knows what He’s going to do for you now.
I encourage you to follow His example. Jesus gave thanks for what was insufficient, and the need was more than met (see John 6:1-14). Thanksgiving shifts the responsibility for supplying your needs from you to God. Do some responsibility shifting today. Start thanking Him right now. Hallelujah!
Philippians 4:19 – And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus (NIV).
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