Vital signs- Sunday, December 19th, 2021

“Late in the afternoon his 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 nearby farms and villages and buy something to eat.””

‭‭Mark‬ ‭6:35-36‬ ‭NLT‬‬

God Will Wait on You

Jesus waited until the disciples got concerned before he did anything in the situation. Maybe you're having a problem in your marriage or your finances. God sees the problem and he recognizes it. But he waits on you to get concerned and accept responsibility for it before he does anything about it. Like the disciples, there are three common reactions that people have toward problems.

We procrastinate -- "By this time it was late in the day." (verse 35) The disciples put off the problem until the end of the day. They did nothing and Jesus waited on them.

We pass the buck -- "Send the people away." (verse 36) Basically the disciples were saying, "It's not our problem. If they're hungry, let them go find their own food."

We worry about it -- "Lord, if we did that it'd cost eight months of a man's wages. Are we going to go spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?" (verse 38) The disciples' anxiety went into overdrive and they started worrying. Worrying is the opposite of faith. It never solves anything. It only makes problems worse.

Jesus wants in the boat with you every moment of every day.Trust Him and let Him in👊

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