What do you have?
Sometimes God is asking so much of us. It might be like the widow who uses the last of her flour and oil to feed Elijah. Or the widow who puts her last 2 cents in the collection basket. It is really hard to put that much trust in God. We need to trust that God will give us everything we need. That happened for the widow Elijah met. She had enough flour and oil to eat for a year!
Think about the Our Father the next time you say it. Do you trust that you will have daily bread? What can you donate that someone else really needs?
Based on Scriptures for Sunday, November 8, 2015
In the midst of the violent storm, Jesus sleeps in the boat and the disciples are afraid. The disciples ask Jesus, ‘Don’t you care?’ He calms the storm and says, ‘Why are you afraid?’ Mark 4:35-41
So how big is your faith? Can you trust that Jesus is with you in the storms of your life?
This is one of my favorite Scriptures when I feel like all is lost or a situation is hopeless! I have recently had a moment where I said to God, “You promised me You would give me what I need when I need it!” You said that Your grace is sufficient for me! (See 2 Cor 12:1-10)
Over and over again, Jesus says to us, “Why are you worried? Your faith is so small!” I think I totally felt like maybe God doesn’t really care.
I have to give the disciples a bit of credit. Not only were they in the boat (Jesus told them to and they listened), they brought Jesus with them!
There is an important element that brings me back out of my darkness or despair is my friends. Funny how the disciples are all together in the boat. That didn’t seem to help. They needed to go wake Jesus up. They go to the One who can really help save them. While that was my ultimate go to – I prayed and talked to God, it was my husband and friends who were Jesus in the flesh for me. They were the ones who could help me through and give me hope. This is it! If we aren’t hope for others, we are not living the way Christ wanted us to. So check in with your friends, offer some hopeful words and help them carry their burdens. You might even need to get in the boat!