Israel was in the wilderness only eating manna, which tasted bland. They complained that they didn’t have meat or any of the other tasty foods from Egypt. They said, “Who will give us meat to eat? For it was better for us in Egypt.” (Numbers 11:18)
There were 600K fighting men plus the families (at least 1.5 million total). Moses was told that the people would have meat to eat for a month. Moses asked how?
“And the Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord’s power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not.” (Num. 11:23)
…but is the Lord’s power limited?
You know the story – quail was blown to the camp from the sea and vast amounts of quail flew to the camp all around. This is amazing.
So, with each of us, we have ‘something’ that seems impossible to God, but” is the Lord’s power limited?”
Take a moment to cast your impossible situation on the Lord. Thank Him that He can do anything.
I remember being on the edge of Cairo right at the base of the pyramids looking out at the desert. There were no plants, no green anywhere, only the browns and tans of sand and rocks. What a dry and weary land. If anyone would venture out there on foot, quickly they would be faced with life threatening thirst.
David was in such a situation as he declared his thirst for God.
“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” (Ps. 63:1)
Take a moment to ponder this verse. Ask for the same heart as David, to thirst for God and to earnestly seek Him.
A verse I memorized a long time ago is in Psalm 56. This morning, I was reading that Psalm and the verse popped off the page. I am not in a fearful place right now but still the verse bounced into my head.
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?” (Ps 56:3-4).
I don’t know the future but there are always opportunities for fear. This verse is a sure anchor for my soul.
May you and I, when we are afraid, find our peace, praise, and trust in Him.