Today’s Encouragement was inspired by a friend who was encouraging me as I was sharing with her, a hope and dream I have to make some extra money for our family.
“Moms are a lot like Jesus. You can give us a fish and loaf of bread and we stretch it out for a month. It’s what we do as women.“
I have heard this bible story my entire life, but found this encouraging the way she used it to inspire me. I attached the Biblical version for those who may not be aware of it.
16 “But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”17 And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”18 He said, “Bring them here to Me.” 19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. 20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. 21 Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.” Matthew 14:16-21 NKJV
In this quote she used mom’s because we are both moms who know how difficult it is to financially struggle at times. However, this can apply to anyone whether you are a parent or you are single person with no children.
The key to this quote is to remember, no matter how little you may have or how difficult your circumstances may be, God is always here to encourage and bless you.
Do you have a need that is difficult to find a solution to? My Friend, turn it over to God while putting your trust and faith in Him to provide for it. There is never anything too big for Him to handle.
God is in the miracle business. He fed five thousand people with only two fish and five loaves of bread. He turned water into wine. He raised the dead to life. He healed many as well. These are just a few of His miracles, but the meanings are to show and remind us that God is fully capable of meeting each and every need we have today.
My Friend, Today’s Encouragement is to remind you, no matter what your need, situation, or circumstances are, they will never be too big for God to help you with. You need to simply ask knowing with faith and trust that He will meet your need, but remember, in His timing. You have to keep your heart open to hear and wait for His answers as His timing doesn’t always equate to ours. You have to wait on Him like a child does with a parent, to see if your answer will be yes, no, or maybe. Be mindful while you wait, that He allows circumstances to come and go from our lives for a reason, because nothing He does is ever by accident. These circumstances often lead you to the solution you are waiting for. You have to remain patient and remain open minded to watch and wait for your answers.