There are times when I am tired and discouraged,
and other days when I am confused and fearful.
And then I have hours of impatience and frustration.
When is God going to do something about this problem?
When is he going to take care of this struggle?
How can God possibly work this out for my good? I just don’t see how he’s going to do that. Or if he’s going to do that. Maybe it’s not going to happen.
Then God responds to me like he did to Moses thousands of years ago, ” Is the LORD’S arm too short?”
I just have to smile. This really sets me back in my place. Because – of course, God’s arm is not too short. He is the Creator of the Universe, the Great I AM. He sees and knows everything. Nothing is impossible for him.
When God said this to Moses, Moses was doubting that God could provide meat for all of the Israelites for a month. They had started grumbling about eating manna everyday and God responded by saying, “Tomorrow you will eat meat.”
As the leader of these complainers, Moses thought he had to ‘help God’ by figuring out how to get this done. But he just didn’t see a way to make this happen. There were not enough animals on land or fish in the sea to feed all of the Israelites meat for a month. It was impossible!
Yes, it was impossible for human hands. But there are no limits for God. His arm is never too short – it reaches across universes that we don’t even know about yet.
So we should not be surprise that the Israelites ate meat – they ate meat until they were sick of it.
God’s arm is not too short but sometimes our faith can be too small. My faith can be too limited.
Do I really believe that God’s arm is never too short?
Does my life show it?
Please grow our faith, Abba Father.