“Even if we butchered all our flocks and herds, would that satisfy them? Even if we caught all the fish in the sea, would that be enough?” Then the LORD said to Moses, “Has my arm lost its power? Now you will see whether or not my word comes true!”
In the text above, we see a conversation occurring between God and Moses. The people have been complaining that there isn’t any meat; all they’ve had is the manna that God sent from heaven. God tells Moses that He will provide. Moses, as human as you and I, returns with verse 22: “even if we butchered all our flocks and herds, would that satisfy them?…”
God’s response isn’t to shirk away in fear. He doesn’t hem and haw. Instead, He basically asks Moses if he’s forgotten who God is, in my paraphrased understanding. What He specifically asks is if His arm has lost all its power. “Now you will see whether or not my word comes true.”
God’s promises are forever. If He’s told us He will provide for us, then we need to believe Him. If He’s told us a plan He has for our life, it will happen; maybe not in the timeframe we want, but in the perfect timing of His will.
Keep believing His promises. His Word never comes back empty. If He could provide enough quail to feed the thousands upon thousands of Israelites traveling through the desert wilderness, won’t He be able to keep His promises to you?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to keep trusting You every single day, even when I can’t see what it is You’re doing. I know You keep Your promises. Help me to keep my faith. Amen.