Daily Devotional


Help Is Near

29th September 2019

Scripture Reading: John 6: 1-12


“There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?” (John 6: 9)

While Jesus got ready to feed the multitude, Andrew said, “There is a lad here, which has five barley loaves and two small fishes…” Those barley loaves and small fishes eventually became the resources that Jesus multiplied to feed the multitude. So the resources for feeding the multitude were there within the multitude. What they needed was close by. The help they needed was already there. Help was available in close quarters.

Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: the help you need shall be made available in close quarters. The help you need is already with you; the help you need is somewhere tucked away in your inner circle; the help you need is already hanging around you; the help you need is within the multitude of the challenge you are facing; the help you need is not the sort you need to wait for, it is already close by, so just open your eyes and see it.

Look around you, and you will see that help you have been praying for and looking for. Look within and you will see those ideas that are poised to make you great; look around and you will see the opportunities you have been craving for; look around you and you will see your next level space waiting for you to step in; look around you and you will see the platform for your greatness; look around and you will see solutions.

When Jehovah is involved, solutions to great problems are found in close quarters. When God is on your side, what others may need to run around for might just meet you at your doorsteps; when God is for you, the same things you may have been planning for will come to you on a platter of grace; when God is for you, your resources for greatness will come from close quarters.

Ask God to open your eyes to see the solutions that are already hanging around you; ask God to cause you to locate the help you need from close quarters.


The help I need is already waiting, in close quarters, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.” (Psalm 102: 13

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