Trouble Trusting God? Bishop Want You To Know These 3 Things
And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all. 42 So they all ate and were filled. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish. 44 Now those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men – Mark 6:41-44
Every person is discontent when another person deems them untrustworthy. If a person cannot trust you, if they cannot believe that you will keep your commitments to them, they will not be confident in keeping their commitments to you.
What if you no longer trusted your employer to provide you with a check at the end of your work period? What if you no longer trusted the caretaker who watches over your infant child while you are at work? What if you no longer trusted your wife, your husband, your doctor or your best friend? Life would be miserable – if not impossible – without trust.
Even after witnessing the miracles He performed, Jesus’ disciples still had trust issues. They were charged with being forgetful, thick-skulled, hard-hearted; they did not remember two specific miracles that Jesus had performed by the power of Almighty God. If Jesus was to carry on His work, He would need disciples who trusted Him, who had faith in Him.
The miracles Jesus performed in Mark 6 screams out to the disciples and it screams out to us, “Remember the loaves, remember the fish! Think about the loaves. Think about the fish.” Everybody ate. Everybody was filled. And much of what we need to learn about trust can be learned from these two miracles.
If you’re going to trust God to do what He says, it is important that you:
- DO NOT WORRY – Worry never helps. Worry never accomplishes anything. Worry incapacitates you. Worry makes life miserable and does not produce anything. God knows what you need, so don’t worry! (Matthew 6:25-34, Philippians 4:6-7)
- DO NOT FEAR – Stop being afraid! Stop being concerned about your success. God will provide everything that you need and everything that you desire (Mark 4:38-40, Romans 8:15).
- DO NOT DOUBT – To doubt God is to doubt God’s power. To doubt God is to doubt God’s wisdom. To doubt God is to doubt God’s promises. To doubt God is to doubt God’s love. God loves His children and will meet their needs (Ephesians 3:20-21, Philippians 4:19).
THE SAME GOD YESTERDAY, TODAY…
God is the same in the Old Testament. He’s the same in the New Testament when He raised Jesus from the dead. God can transcend the natural order anytime He wants to. God is a supernatural God. God is a God of miracles. If God can’t do it, it can’t be done.
Your job is to obey Him. It is your job is to trust Him. What’s impossible with men is possible with God. God is all-powerful…and God is in Love with you.
Pray; let this be a day of miracles, a day of blessing, a day deliverance in the name of Jesus. Child of God, go back to the source. Go back and get your blessing; go back and get your miracle. Every day, you’ve got to go back to Jesus.
SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES (NKJV) – Mark 6:30-56; Mark 8:1-9, 14; Romans 8:15, 28; Philippians 4:6-7,19; 1 Corinthians 1:27, Ephesians 3:20-21, John 15:3-5; Matthew 5-7; Mark 4:38-40, 11:24; John 14:6.
Adapted from the sermon titled, “Remember the Fish and the Loaves (Remember the Fish and the Bread)” by Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. Find it HERE, on WESTA Gospel On Demand.
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