“When Jesus looked out and saw that a large crowd had arrived, he said to Philip, “Where can we buy bread to feed these people?” He said this to stretch Philip’s faith. He already knew what he was going to do.” John 6:5-6

There are times when we go through hard things. God never promised anything different. But, as we struggle, we can remember this passage and know that, even as we are being tested and tried, the Lord isn’t leaving us hopeless. He already knows what He is going to do!

It doesn’t matter what your crisis is. Maybe it’s an unfavorable medical diagnosis. Maybe it’s an emergency with a loved one.

Maybe, like me, it’s two of your three vehicles out of commission and no clue where the funds are coming from to fix them.

It’s ok. We don’t need all the answers, or any at all for that matter. All we need is faith in the One who has our lives in His hands.

Listen. Obey. Trust. It’s what the Disciples were learning to do, and what we are to do as well. Nothing catches Him by surprise, and He always has a plan.