Apr 26, 2021
Life is a process. We know that if we’ve lived very long at all. And this week, we’re talking about the process of trusting God.
John 16:24 says, “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”
Could Jesus meet our needs by just giving us something instantly? Of course. He made everything! And sometimes He does that; the miracles he performed that are recorded in the New Testament tell us that he often instantly met a person’s need.
But He doesn’t always work that way. That’s because Jesus loves to teach us.
In the book of John, He is telling us the steps necessary to trust Him for provision. First, we ask. Then we learn to receive his good gifts. Finally, we feel real joy, because we know exactly where it came from.
This process is designed to teach us faith, and then to be genuinely appreciative to the Lord for meeting our needs. All through the Bible, we are told that He delights in helping us, in loving us through tough times. The older we get, the more we are able to look back and see that He and He alone brought us through.
There is usually no other explanation.
And that is called a miracle.
Let’s pray. Lord, we are dependent on you for everything, and we are blessed that you are our Source. Amen.