Do you find like me that often a similar problem comes up at work that you have experienced before and all too easily you forget that actually there was an answer – often from the Lord who helps in a time of need – and “the forgetting” causes unnecessary worry?
Well we are not alone as we see in Matthew 15 v 33 which says this:
Then His disciples said to Him, ‘Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to fill such a great multitude?’
The skepticism of the disciples is quite shameful ( says me pointing the finger and ignoring the fact that I do exactly the same ha ha). But when we stop to think, it is quite shameful for them and for me to behave this way.
A short time earlier, they had witnessed
Christ miraculously feed the 5,000. They had seen His power multiply a few loaves and fish to fill the hungry crowd. Yet, confronted with an identical problem, they throw up their hands and say that it cannot be done.
Is that not what all of us do when faced with a new but similar trial? Each new difficulty appears as one from which there is no rescue. Why do we become so discouraged? We know God heals and intervenes on behalf of Christian believers. I experience it all the time But like the Israelites in the wilderness, we seem to forget previous deliverances. What short memories we have!
The person with true faith develops confidence from God’s former interventions of faithfulness and love.
So every day at work should be a day of confidence as we demonstrate to our work colleagues the peace that passes understanding guarding our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Have a good week.