When the Answer’s Not Clear


When Jesus had called the Twelve togetherHe gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. – Luke 9:1-2

The disciples had been sent out to cast out demons, heal the sick, to do the works that Jesus had been doing. A short time later when called upon to feed the 5000 they had no idea what to do..

What can we learn from this?

Sometimes the mission is clear.

Sometimes it is not.

Too many times when faced with overwhelming circumstances like the disciples we look to our own ability for a solution. There are times when it is beyond our ability to do anything.

Yesterday I spoke with a friend who recently lost her husband in a tragic accident. She said, “it has been very hard, I still don’t understand, but I have not lost my faith.”

Sometimes the answer to our difficulties becomes clear as we seek Him.

Sometimes it doesn’t seem clear at all.

Sometimes we just have to rely on faith.

And God may be working in that very situation to encourage and build our faith, and our trust in Him. Faith that He will deliver on His promises.

We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan-Romans 8:28

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