As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”
16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.
Remember the encounter in this chapter was not the first miracle Jesus performed. His disciples had been with Him earlier and seen him perform miracles yet they had not known who he was. Immediately after this miracle, we see Jesus walking on water and his disciples still astonished (Mathew 14: 22-33), this clearly shows how weak we are as humans.
Many of us have seen the hand of God so mighty in our lives yet we still doubt His power to deliver us out of our current situation. God is able to do all things, there is nothing to difficult for Him to do. His miracles do not run dry.
Are you trusting God for something today? Ask the Lord to help you trust in His power to deliver you at all times.
Memory verse (Psalm 121)
121 I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.