His Perfect Timing

Read: Mark 6:30-44
Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, He kept giving the bread to the disciples so they could distribute it to the people (v.41).

One hour and 36 minutes until deadline. Having returned to full-time teaching this year, I’m learning the complexities of balancing a job along with working with my husband in ministry and continuing my writing. All of which trail the two main roles in my life—wife and mom. Life is far from predictable. Some days—most days—it feels impossible. Tempted to live in the land of “never enough time,” I can either become overwhelmed or wait expectantly on the Lord. Only one choice allows my life to become a daily transfer of the impossible to the possible (Luke 1:37).

Because the secular world thrives on a treadmill of activity, we can mistakenly demonize any level of busyness. While we need to be aware of the reasons for our packed schedules and regularly assess their validity, the need for time does not always suggest a lack of order. Sometimes it is the presentation of a divine opportunity.

When Jesus ministered to the multitudes and became aware of their hunger, He didn’t chastise them for their lack of preparation (Mark 6:35-37). He fed them. Their need was not a result of sin; it came as a revelation of the kingdom—both in their spiritual hunger and their physical satisfaction (vv.42-44).

God wants to unfold in our lives His principle of kingdom provision—where “not enough” becomes the assurance that He “is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). Not because we are asking for our own desires, but because we are working for His (James 4:3).

When we’ve given all we have with the heart of a faithful steward, we have only to wait. He will provide. Present the need to Him and wait on His perfect timing.


How can your need be an opportunity to develop a heart of expectation in Jesus? How are you a steward of God’s resources?

Taken from “Our Daily Journey”