Unwilling

Matthew 15:32

Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.” (ESV)

In reading about Jesus throughout the Gospels, it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that Jesus is unwilling to send people away in need… ever. He is permanently unwilling that you or I would walk away from Him hungry even once. There’s never a question of His willingness to bless us. He has come to give us the full measure of what our souls yearn for. This is always His posture. When I come to him in the morning via opening up His Word, I come to the One who is prepared for me and who is committed to provide for me exactly what I need. More than this, He is acutely aware of my needs and hungers. He knows what I lack better than I do. He also knows the eventual outcome of my needs, should they remain unmet. (I will faint on the way.) This drives Him to do what He does for me. His love is behind every miracle; it outshines every miracle. I forget this, like every believer, and then I believe a lie and begin to make my own arrangements. “I’ve got to find something to eat myself! I’m on my own in this world and in this life.”

No. I’m not on my own. He promised to be with me to end. He never breaks a promise. He has compassion on all of us who seek Him. Circumstances can’t touch this. What a blessing it is!

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