The disciples said, “Send them away so that they may go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” But he (Jesus) answered, “You give them something to eat.” They said to him, “That would take more than half a year’s wages! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?”
How do we react when we are given an impossible task?
This story proves once again that any situation that seems impossible with human resources is simply an opportunity for God.
When we read the rest of this story we discover that the Disciples did all they humanly could by bringing their available food to Christ…then in answer to prayer God did the impossible.
God is sovereign and He regularly bends time, matter and space to make the impossible possible for those who put their faith in Him.
Today I pray that as a beloved child of God, if you are facing what seems like an impossible situation, don’t give up!
Rather, just do what you can (in other words, put some work in), then ask God to do the rest, trusting and remembering that He is deeply interested in every aspect of our lives; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.