Is His Arm Shortened?

In staff devotional tonight before the kickoff of Faith Rx'd camp in Cincinnati I shared a quick message I had previously read from Numbers 11. In Numbers 11, the Israelites and even Moses are complaining about their conditions in the desert and specifically their lack of meat for food. God hears their complaints, and though He responds with anger, He gives them more quail than they could ever consider eating. Before God gives them the quail, Moses complains to God that his circumstances and capability to provide for the people of Israel is nearly impossible. He confesses that he is not able to carry the load of the people alone.

God's response is worth noting and underlining. He says in verse 23, “The Lord answered Moses, ‘Is the Lord’s power limited? You will see whether or not what I have promised will happen to you.'” Basically God reminds Moses that nothing has stopped or slowed God's plans to date and still nothing will. The next day God provided more quail for the people than they knew how to stockpile or eat.

That's the effectiveness and efficiency of our God. He knows no bounds and has no limitations to what He can do. When we are in a tough situation or we feel like our options are gone, remember this verse. Our God's hand is not shortened and He does what He pleases. Remember that no matter how discouraging or dim your situation looks, our God is faithful and in our corner. His hand is not shortened and His ways are perfect. Trust them.

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