Rest While You Wait
In Mark 6, Jesus invites his apostles turned travel-weary missionaries to go with Him to a solitary and deserted place to rest awhile. Not for long. A small amount of time—just enough to catch their breath and then get back to work again.
But by the time they arrived, five thousand people were there waiting for them. And a miracle was about to go down - one of divided and devoured fish, of broken and multiplied bread loaves. But first, they rested.
Today, thanks to the retelling of it in the gospels, we have the luxury of knowing how that story ends. But at the time? The disciples didn’t. All they knew was that there were a lot of people and not much food, and they needed a miracle to happen.
But what happens when the miracle doesn’t come right away and the wait drags on?
Take a peek at Psalm 37:3-7.
Sometimes, there is rest in the waiting because there’s nothing else you can do but rest and wait and feed on His faithfulness like those multiplied bread loaves.
So today, if you’re feeling tested in anticipation of a miracle, choose instead to rest with God.
Jane Johnson #rest #while #you #wait