Taking Our Problems to Jesus
Daily Bible Reading – John 2-4
Today’s Key Passage – John 2:1-11
In Jesus’ day, weddings were weeklong festivals of celebration. Running out of wine at such an event would have been very embarrassing for the families of the bride and groom, so when Mary realized there was a problem, she went to Jesus for help. When Mary asked Jesus for help, she might not have thought He would perform a miracle to solve this problem. She may have simply hoped that He would help the family by going out and finding more wine. Even though this was likely the solution she had in mind when she brought the problem to Jesus, He had other plans on how to solve the problem. Instead of going out to find more wine, He simply created the wine out of water. When the master of the banquet tasted the wine, he realized that the wine made by Jesus was far better than the original wine provided by the hosts.
Like Mary, when we face a problem in our everyday lives, we should take these problems to Jesus. We may have a solution for the problem already mapped out in our minds, but the solution Jesus provides may not always match up to our expectations. Jesus responds to problems in His own way and by His own will, so sometimes the solutions He provides will take us by surprise. When Jesus gets involved and solves a problem, the solution He provides is always going to be so much better than any solution we can come up with on our own. Many people spend most of their lives trying to solve all of their problems alone. They try to fix their issues without the help of Jesus. So often, we look to everything but God for answers and for meaning, but our lives in Christ are so much better than any life we can have on our own. We should not wait until everything else runs out before we turn to Jesus for help. We should seek Him out and ask Him for guidance even before we run out of wine. Instead of saving the best for last, we can put Jesus first in our lives and allow Him to solve our problems before they even occur. Have faith that He wants to solve your problems, no matter what they are. Nothing is too great for Jesus. No problem is too big or too small. He wants to help us, and He WILL help you in ways that you cannot imagine. Praise Him today for His goodness, be open to His solutions, and resolve to “do whatever He tells you”.
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Posted on December 18, 2014, in 04 - John and tagged Bible, Blessings, Christian, Daily Bible, Daily Devotional, Faith, God, God's Character, Jesus, Prayer, Religion, Trust, Waiting. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.