I am writing this message for all who are on the brink of exhaustion, about to faint and overwhelmed by your present situation. You’ve been a faithful servant, and you’re confident that God can do the impossible. However, you have some lingering doubts about his willingness to intervene in your own struggle.
Consider this verse. “Jesus called his disciples to himself and said, ‘I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.’” (Matthew 15:32, NKJV).
I believe Christ was making an important statement to his disciples here. He was saying, “I’m going to do more for the people than heal them. I’ll make sure they have enough bread to eat. I’m concerned about everything that affects their lives. You have to see that I am more than just power. I am also compassion. If you see me only as a healer and miracle worker, you will fear me. If you also see me as compassionate, you’re going to love and trust me.”
I wonder how many readers of this message have spoken words of faith and hope to others who are facing distressing, seemingly hopeless situations? You have urged them, “Hold on! The Lord is able. He is a miracle-working God, and his promises are true. So don’t lose hope because he’s going to answer your cry.” If someone were to ask us, “Do you really believe in miracles?”, our answer would quickly be “Yes, of course. I believe in every miracle I’ve read about in scripture.” Yet this answer is not good enough.
The Lord’s question to each one of us is “Do you believe I can work a miracle for you?” Do we believe that he will work not just one miracle but a miracle for every crisis we face? We need more than by-gone miracles in history. We need up-to-date, personal miracles that are designed just for us and our situation.
Think of the one difficulty you’re facing right now. Do you really believe the Lord can and will work it out in ways you can’t conceive? That kind of faith commands the heart to quit fretting. It tells you to rest in the Father’s care, trusting him to do it all in his way and time.