One of my favorite teachings is entitled “Don’t Be Hypnotized By The Appearance of Lack.”
Matthew 14:15 in the New Living Translation says:
“That evening the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.”
The disciples brought Jesus a negative report.
Now get a picture of this…those closest to Jesus . . . those who had seen Him heal blinded eyes, restore lame limbs, and work mighty miracles. . .those closest to Him were hypnotized by the appearance of lack.