There are times when I am tired and discouraged and other days when I am sad and feel a little lost. I also have hours of impatience and frustration. So I pray. And then, sometimes, I start wondering –
When is God going to do something about these things that are discouraging me? 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. 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?” Numbers 11:23.
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 spoke the world into existence. 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. The people 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. 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 surprised 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?
Do I really trust him?
Please grow my faith, Abba Father.