Nothing is Impossible for God
Daily Bible Reading – Numbers 10,11; Psalm 27; Mark 1
Today’s Key Passage – Numbers 11:4-23
Each day, the Israelites woke up and found a brand new gift from God waiting for them. Their daily needs were met by God through his gift of manna, which they found on the ground each morning. It did not take long, however, before this gift was not enough for them. They began to complain that they did not have any meat. Their complaining angered God and frustrated Moses, who in turn took his complaints to God. While God was not happy with the Israelites for complaining amongst themselves, He agreed to help Moses because he had brought his complaint directly to God. God informed Moses that He would provide meat for the Israelites for an entire month. When Moses heard this, his response was one of doubt and unbelief. He questioned how God could possibly provide meat for 600,000 men for an entire month. To Moses, the problem seemed too great, but God knew that nothing was impossible for Him. No problem was too big for God.
It is easy for us to look back at the Israelites complaining or on Moses doubt and just shake our heads. It seems unfathomable to us that the Israelites could complain about the free food they were provided every single day, which was literally placed at their feet by God, and it seems unfathomable that Moses would doubt the power and might of God given all of the things He had already done for the people. Sadly, though, none of us are immune to this type of thinking. How many of us have experienced times when we longed for something more that what God has already provided? How many of us have wondered if God was listening to us and questioned why He was not stepping in immediately to help us in our time of need? How many of us have seen a problem and thought that it was simply too great for anyone to fix? When we start to feel worry in our lives, in essence we are doubting God. When we wonder why God is not immediately changing our situation, we are doubting His absolute justice, power, mercy, and grace.
As I was discussing today’s reading with my wife, we talked about one of the verses in particular in this passage. Maria told me that anytime she begins to feel worry over anything, she likes to think about this verse and it helps her eliminate the worry and get her focus back on God. The verse comes near the end of the passage in Numbers 11:23, and it is God’s answer to Moses’ doubt – “Is the LORD’s arm too short?” The next time you start to feel worry, remember this verse. The next time you start to feel doubt, remember this verse. Recite this verse in your times of worry, and remember that nothing is impossible for God.
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