Worthy of Our Trust
So they asked Him, "What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe You? What will You do? Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" (John 6:30-31 NIV)
There were a few doubting Thomas's among this group, wouldn’t you say? I want to ask them, what else do you want? Didn’t you see the five loaves and two fish feed five thousand people! If you don’t believe He can do miracles by watching that, what else could He do?
Then I remember who I am at times. God can bring a tremendous blessing into my life, where I clearly know only He could have done it, but then the next time a trial comes my way, I want another sign that He is still God, and that He will do what I think I need Him to do.
The biggest struggle we have in life is often not our ability to believe God can do something, it is to believe that He will. The people knew Jesus was capable of miracles, but they weren’t sure He was going to continue to do them. They knew that their ancestors had been fed of God for forty years. Now that Jesus was here, they wanted to know what kind of contract He was going to make with them.
You may be asking God what He will do for you. You may trust fully that He can do all things. However, you aren't sure that He will. You know He is fully capable of meeting your need, you just aren’t sure you can step aside enough to let Him handle it alone. You would rather He tell you in advance what He will do!
Our call from God, as I see it, is to simply trust Him based on what we know right now. Yes, that will require faith. Yes, it will cause us to step out of our comfort zone. Yes it will mean we have to put aside our own agenda. But, God is worthy of that kind of trust!