WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
JESUS HAD A PLAN
by David Wilkerson
When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do (John 6:5-6). Jesus took Philip aside, and said, Philip, there are thousands of people here. They are all hungry. Where are we going to buy enough bread to feed them? What do you think we should do?
How incredibly loving of Christ. Jesus knew all along what he was going to do; the verse above tells us so. Yet the Lord was trying to teach Philip something, and the lesson he was imparting to him applies to each of us today. Think about it: How many in Christs body sit up half the night trying to figure out their problems? We think, Maybe this will work. No, no
. Maybe that will solve it. No
Philip and the apostles didnt have just a bread problem. They had a bakery problem
and a money problem
and a distribution problem
and a transportation problem
and a time problem. Add it all up, and they had problems they couldnt even imagine. Their situation was absolutely impossible.
Jesus knew all along exactly what he going to do. He had a plan. And the same is true of your troubles and difficulties today. There is a problem, but Jesus knows your whole situation. And he comes to you, asking, What are we going to do about this?
The correct answer from Philip would have been, Jesus, you are God. Nothing is impossible with you. So, Im giving this problem over to you. Its no longer mine, but yours.
Thats just what we need to say to our Lord today, in the midst of our crisis: Lord, you are the miracle worker and Im going to surrender all my doubts and fears to you.