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." - Nu 11:23 NASB
Moses was at his wits end. More than 600,000 people were clamouring for meat to eat rather than the manna that God had so graciously provided for the many years of their wandering. In spite of their complaining, God heard their prayer and told Moses that He would feed them for a whole month -- until they were sick of meat. This is where Moses once again started doubting and questioning God's ability to provide. This is where God emphatically answered him (see above passage).
Notice that God replied to Moses with a rhetorical question and then turned Moses back to His word. God's promises are always kept. His Word always comes to pass. God never forgets to do what He says He will do. As for us, we are also forgetful like Moses. Not only do we sometimes let others down by failing to keep promises, but we also forget the things God promises. In times of our greatest need, our memories fail us regarding all of the miracles God has done for us in the past. Logic leaves and emotions prevail. We forget to look back at our past experiences and the way God provided back then.
We can overcome our "forgetfulness" by staying close to God. By renewing our minds with His Word every day, we can keep His promises fresh in our minds. When we read about God's nature, we can learn how powerful and capable He is to deliver on His promises. When we take time to reflect on our past blessings, we can look forward with more hope and again find our faith. What will you do today to regain your lost faith?
Taking it Home:
1) In what situation are you doubting God?
2) How has God worked in your life in your past?
3) Are you too blinded by your own idea of a "solution" to see how God is answering your prayers?
Janna Rust is a Professional Coach and Speaker dedicated to encouraging others towards lives God intends for them. For more information, visit her at www.purposefulpartnerships.com.