In The Hands Of God

January 31

It’s amazing what becomes of us and all of our troubles, successes, headaches, and heartaches when we put it all in the hands of God. Take a second and think about a time you took things into your own hands. When you tried to solve that problem on your own, how well did it really go? Probably not too well, but many of us, even after many failures still try to do it all on our own. We fail to realize that the only place that true victory, true joy, true hope, and true goodness can come from is God.

When God is involved, the most unbearable situations becomes bearable, and the darkest places begin to light up. Matthew 14:19 “….Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them.” As we see very clearly in this scripture, Jesus took the 5 loaves and 2 fishes that were GIVEN to Him and just by blessing it the food multiplied, and the people were provided for in a way that they probably would not have been able to provide for themselves if they were sent away as the disciples suggested.

When we put our lives and everything that concerns us into the hands of God we begin to see His provision, strength, hope, joy, and many other things. If the people had not given the bread and fish to Jesus they probably would have never experienced that miracle. The same goes for us. If we never give ourselves completely to God we will never experience or encounter His power; neither will we ever know what He can do for us and through us. To the human mind, it makes sense to try to fix things on our own. It boosts our pride to try to handle situations by ourselves. But the reality is that we are better off giving everything to God, because, in His hands, everything, no matter how damaged may be made whole! Keeping this in mind let us leave everything to God and allow Him to be God in our lives.

Matthew 14:18-21

18 “Bring them here,” he said. 19 Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people. 20 They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers. 21 About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children!

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