“Jesus called his disciples to him and said I have compassion for these people: they have already been with me for three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way” (Matthew 15:32).
The scripture above reveals the heart of Jesus towards people. He’s concerned about the welfare of people, and always want to address it. He doesn’t only attend to the spiritual needs of people, but their physical and social needs as well.
In Matthew 15:30, the Bible says that great crowd came to him, bringing people with all manner of infirmities and disability. And he healed them. But he didn’t stop at that. He knew that the people having been with him for three days were hungry, and not wanting them to faint on their way home, he demonstrated compassion for them and fed them with physical food which he miraculously made available -turning just seven loaves of bread and a few small fishes into such a large quantity that fed four thousand men satisfactorily, women and children not included.
Earlier in Matthew 6 beginning from verse 25 down, Jesus had counselled his disciples not to worry about life – what to eat, wear, or drink because their Heavenly Father knows that they have need of those things, and is willing and capable of giving it to them.
Yes God knows that as long as we’re on earth, we do not only have spiritual needs, but that pertaining to our physical wellbeing as well. And he has what it takes to meet those needs. He cares. We’re told to “cast your anxiety on him because he cares” (1 Pet. 5:7). The Psalmist also says:
“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you: he will never let the righteous fall” (Psalm 55:22). In chapter 37:25, he says “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous begging bread”.
Beloved, are you in any kind of need, are you going through some stuff right now? cheer up because he cares about your circumstance right now. He cares about your present situation, he cares about your physical needs and those ” overwhelming” challenges. He has what it takes to handle those challenges, and meet those needs, and he certainly will. Only let’s cast our cares upon him, and wait and see him do his part.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your request to God” (Philippians 4:6). That’s our part.
God bless you.
Revd. A. U. Akpan is the President of Faith Activation Global Ministries, Lagos, Nigeria. The ministry is in divine partnership with The Ministry of the Word.

Author: ministry653

Consultant Psychiatrist, Spiritual Health Counselor, Evangelist, Brother, Disciple, Missionary & Ambassador for Christ. A Teacher/Minister of the Word & a passionate Defender of the Truth: www.ministryoftheword.org www.ministry653.com www.abasihealthfoundation.org

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