By Larry Platner
In the midst of their crisis, overwhelmed with emotions of fear and anxiety the disciples failed to remember what Jesus had just done, feeding 5,000 with five loaves and two fish. Jesus had demonstrated his power over nature.
Change will surface an abundance of feelings, most of which will be on the negative side. Anxiety, frustration, despair, anger, etc. It is easy to allow these emotions to take over, to dwell on them, allowing them to influence our decisions and fuel further negative feelings. It is in times like this that we need to remember Jesus, remember how he has come to our aid in the past, remember the stories that others have shared of God’s provision in their lives, remember the stories of the Bible, how God saved others from the most desperate and impossible situations.
What are your memories of God’s provision in your life, of the lives of friends and family? What stories in the Bible have most connected with you?
Psalms 23:4 Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. NLT