When You're Hoping For A Miracle

When You're Hoping For A Miracle

DAY 7 OF 17

God Will Wait on You Before the Miracle In Mark 6, Jesus waited until the disciples got concerned about the situation before he did anything to address it. Maybe you’re having a problem in your marriage or your finances. God sees the problem, and he recognizes it. But He waits on you to get concerned and accept responsibility for it before He does anything about it. Like the disciples, there are three common reactions that people have toward problems. We procrastinate. “By this time it was late in the day” (verse 35). The disciples put off the problem until the end of the day. They did nothing, and Jesus waited on them. We pass the buck. “Send the people away” (verse 36). Basically the disciples were saying, “It’s not our problem. If they’re hungry, let them go find their own food.” We worry about it. “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?” (verse 37) The disciples’ anxiety went into overdrive, and they started worrying. Worrying is the opposite of faith. It never solves anything. It only makes problems worse. God wants you to show Him that you accept responsibility and want Him to provide the miracle you need. This devotional © 2014 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.


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When You're Hoping For A Miracle

You can live for weeks without food, days without water, and seconds without air. But you cannot live without hope! In this series, Pastor Rick shares how the hope of Jesus’ Resurrection means God is still able to do a m...

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