It’s really easy to get into the mindset that whatever we need or want is simply up to us, our ability, job, investments or our rich uncle as our means and source of supply. We can in fact spend a lot of time trying to reason everything out in our natural mind and abilities as to how we are going to get all we need and negate to factor in that we were never meant to spend our life stressing and toiling. Instead God wants us to actually seek Him and His way of doing things and then allow Him to take the responsibility of supplying our every need.
An example of this is in the bible when Moses and the Israelites were wandering in the desert. God supplied manna – little wavers of bread that tasted like honey, to feed them but the people began to complain they were tired of manna and wanted meat (Numbers 11). They didn’t complain just a little – they went on and on about how tired they were of God’s provision and that it would have been better for them to have stayed in slavery in Egypt. Obviously they had short memories!
Moses began to try and reason what he was going to do to get the people something to eat and said, “shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them?… shall all the fish in the sea be gathered together for them?”(Numbers 11:22) He was stressing and getting into worry and had forgot in all his reasoning about the God who provides.
However God, who had freed these same people from slavery, parted the Red sea to enable them to escape their enemies, led them through the desert in a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night and who had provided manna from heaven, did not appreciate Moses’ reasoning or questioning. He replied, “Is the Lord’s hand too short?” (Numbers 11:23) In other words stop trying to figure out how this is going to happen, because I am the Lord who provides. Which he then demonstrated in the form of sending a strong wind that blew hundreds of quail into camp enabling the people to feast on meat for a month.
The LORD answered Moses, “Is the LORD’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.” (Numbers 11:23)
Whenever we are facing a need in our life God doesn’t want us to stress and try to use our limited natural reasoning as to how He is going answer or to get something to us. He has ways that we haven’t even considered. He knows how to get anything and everything we need to us. He is our source because He can do whatever He wants to do. He’ll use natural forces, multiply what we have in our hands, move people to assist and give to us, send help, wisdom, and understanding and even override natural forces to get to us what He has promised in His Word. It’s his job to provide and our job to simply believe what He has said and to do exactly what He asks us to. Nothing more, nothing less!
Today stop wasting a whole lot of effort trying to figure out how God is going to do something. Stop reasoning and start believing. Choose to release your faith and then get ready to receive because God’s arm is not too short!
“Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.” (Isaiah 59:1)
“My God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
“Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us”. (Ephesians 3:20 Amp)
Prayer: Lord thankyou that you provide for all my needs. I ask for your provision today in……….and thankyou that you are the God who provides and that you are faithful to yiur promises. In Jesus name amen