We scramble through many of our days, hopeful that things will turn out well, and sometimes fearful that we may come up short. Will our resources be equal to each day’s demands?

As followers of Christ, we want to be faithful—and capable—in the face of life’s challenges.

We should know that there is enough grace, enough mercy, enough love—and enough time, just now—to meet the day.

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When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick.

Matthew 14:14

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Jesus has just returned to shore after a time away alone for personal renewal. Now it’s time to get back to work. There are people—hurting people—who are anxious to see him.

Throughout his short ministry, people were drawn to Jesus. Surely it was his compassion that drew them, but also something more. In Jesus the people sensed someone with the resources needed to meet their needs.

The demands on Jesus were many. It was only because he drew from such a deep well of compassion that he was able to touch others and bring healing. Love is that way; it provides when the need is great.

Nick Foster

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Oh, God, I know there are many needs around me and I want to make a difference. Make me ready to help whenever I can. Amen.

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There is plenty. You need only take a little time to wait on God; then you will be prepared for the work God has for you.

So do not be discouraged; you can make a difference. The result may be greater than you can imagine.

There is enough and more than enough mercy, grace, and love to carry you. To carry us all.

Nick Foster

Nick Foster is the editor for d365. He lives in Columbia, Missouri, where he is executive director of Voluntary Action Center. Nick is dad to two boys, John Paul and Justin, and one girl, Carlann, born to him and his wife, Candace, almost two years ago. Nick is grateful for a world overflowing with music worth listening to and films worth watching.

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