Expect the Messiah

Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? (Matthew 13:55) 
The repairman looked young—too young to fix our problem, a car that wouldn’t start. “He’s just a kid,” my husband, Dan, whispered to me, showing his doubt. His disbelief in the young man sounded like the grumbling in Nazareth where citizens doubted who Jesus was. 
“Is not this the carpenter’s son?” they asked (Matthew 13:55) when Jesus taught in the synagogue. Scoffing, they were surprised to hear that someone they knew was healing and teaching, and asked, “Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?” (v. 54). Instead of trusting in Jesus, they were offended by the authority He displayed (vv. 15, 58). 
In this same way, we may struggle to trust in our Savior’s wisdom and power, especially in the familiar and ordinary details of our daily lives. Failing to expect His help, we may miss out on the wonder of His life transforming our own (v. 58). 
As Dan found, the help he needed stood right in front of him. Finally agreeing to accept the young man’s aid, my husband allowed him to look at our old car’s battery. By switching just one bolt, the mechanic had the car running in seconds—engine humming and lights ablaze. “It lit up like Christmas,” Dan said. 
So too may we expect and experience the Messiah bringing fresh light, life, and help into our daily journey with Him. 
When I doubt You, Lord, help my unbelief. Amen. 
When I read this devotion I was reminded of the many times I’ve doubted certain situations and found myself questioning God but I then find out very quickly that His ways are far beyond my understanding and all I need to do is trust Him. Psalm 32:8 says, I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. I would challenge you today to think of some practical ways you can remind yourself or others that God is in control and He is able? 
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 
Today’s Reading is John 10:14-15