With Jesus, There’s Always Enough

February 2, 2022

Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread wouldn’t be enough for each of them to have a little.”

John 6:7

Written by Diane Woerner from the Station Hill Campus

By Practical Means

Jesus’ disciples were practical men. They knew there wouldn’t be fish to catch that morning—they’d been trying all night (Luke 5:5). They knew the storm on the sea was likely to mean their death (Luke 8:24). And Philip most certainly understood that feeding thousands of people that afternoon was an absurd thing to ask of them. But they were about to learn the following truth: with Jesus, there’s always enough.

Those of us who are familiar with “the rest of the story” can sometimes slip into thoughts of judgment. Why hadn’t they yet learned that Jesus could do the impossible? But how much more should we judge ourselves—we, who have read all the miracle stories in the Scripture, and often have experienced miracles ourselves.

God of The Impossible

What we learn from stories like this is not only that God can do the impossible, but also that He purposely puts us in situations that are designed to prove it. Jesus purposely let Lazarus lie in the grave four days before raising him up, specifically so God would receive even more glory (John 11:40).

One of the most obvious places where we all can be tested in our faith is in the realm of our finances. It’s easy to have “faith” when our income has regular and predictable sources. It’s harder when the uncertainties come. But hardest of all are those times when the funds are low, and then unexpectedly an enormous financial challenge presents itself.

Jesus is Enough

What this story in Scripture should draw us to is the realization that our sovereign God is purposeful. He has intentionally permitted this very challenge in our lives so we can see in new ways how He is both willing and able to “show himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to him” (2 Chronicles 16:9). And with Jesus, there’s always enough.

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