This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Isaiah 40:28 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about the way in which, even now, we still don’t realize what God, our problem solver, will do for us.
After the Lord’s supper, Jesus began to prepare his disciples for his physical departure. He told them that they shouldn’t be troubled. Clearly they trusted God, so now they simply had to trust in Christ. Jesus told them that if they knew who he was, then they also knew who his father was.
However, the disciples were still somewhat confused, so Philip responded by stating that if the Lord would show them the Father, they would be satisfied. Jesus’ reply? “Don’t you even yet know who I am?”
Phillip’s response reminded me of how we sometimes behave today. Even now, we doubt. After all of the ways God has shown Himself to us, we remain unconvinced. We tell ourselves that we just need God to reveal Himself in our current dilemma—just one more time—and we will feel satisfied. Sometimes until he does, a cloud of doubt hovers over us.
If Jesus speaks to us like his disciples, I feel as though he might be asking us, too, why we don’t yet know who he is after all the times he revealed himself to us, answering both our spoken and our unspoken prayers.
When we focus more on the problems of the day, rather than on our problem solver, we regress spiritually.
Instead, let us dwell on who God is by clinging to these words: “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable.” Isaiah 40:28 (ESV)
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So today, dwell on your problem solver.