HE KNOWS WHAT HE WOULD DO!
“Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, ‘Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?’ But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do” (John 6:5-6 NKJV).
At times, it seems as if God does not know what we are passing through, or that He knows but He does not know what to do to rescue us from our predicaments. In fact, many people have concluded that God is either powerless or is not existing because of their seemingly terrible situations. However, no situation meets Him unaware or unprepared. In fact, He does know what He would do in every situation.
A great crowd followed Jesus Christ to a lonely place. They were with Him till late in the afternoon. Having fed these people with spiritual food, Jesus asked Philip, one of His disciples, about how the people would be fed with physical food also. Philip could not imagine what would satisfy this great multitude, but Jesus Himself knew what He would do, and He eventually did what He had in mind: miraculously providing food for the thousands of people.
No matter your situation, God knows what He would do and He will eventually do it in His own time and in His own way. Just rely on Him. A Yoruba singer says, “Olorun mo ohun ti yo se; Jesu mi mo ohun ti yo se; Emi Mimo mo ohun ti yo se o t’aye mi yo fi dara.” [God knows what He would do; My Jesus knows what He would do; the Holy Spirit knows what He would do to make my life better.] Jesus Christ told His disciples, “For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8 NKJV).
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).