Saturday, February 28, 2015

Has the Lord's Arm Been Shortened?

And the Lord said to Moses, “Has the Lord’s arm been shortened? Now you shall see whether what I say will happen to you or not.”
Numbers 11:23

At this point in the story of the exodus of Israel from Egypt Moses had already seen many miraculous events. 

He had witnessed the ten plagues inflicted on Egypt in order to deliver Israel from Pharaoh. (Exodus 7-11)

He had witnessed God provide a way where there was no way by splitting the Red Sea. (Exodus 14:21)

He had witnessed the dew of the desert miraculously become manna from heaven. (Exodus 16)

He had seen God's glory directly on Mt Sinai. (Exodus 19:18)

He had witnessed God's guidance through a pillar of cloud and a pillar of fire. (Exodus 13:21)

Think about those events that Moses had witnessed with his own eyes! These are things that the majority of God's servants have only dreamed of. And yet in Numbers 11:21-22 we see Moses questioning God's ability to do what He said. After seeing all of those miraculous events Moses questions if God can really provide enough meat for the people of Israel to eat for a month. 

This seems ridiculous but isn't this how we all are? We see God come through in our finances time and time again but whenever a new situation comes up we fret and worry. We see God's healing power come through in one instance but the next time we are sick we question whether He will heal us. Then God has one question for us:

"Has the Lord's arm been shortened?"

Has God's power and ability changed since the last time? He has already promised us that He doesn't change (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8). So clearly His power is not less and He can do the same things that He did before. 

If God healed before then He will do it again!

If God provided before then He will do it again!

If God delivered before He will do it again!

Just put your trust in Him and you will see whether what He says will happen!


  1. I don't know how many times I have had to remind myself of this very thing. All of a sudden a 'new' problem arises and I go right back to worrying. This kind of goes along with your post "You Can't Handle It......But God Can!" We must remember that it is always God. When we worry it is usually because we are thinking of the problem in our understanding.

    1. For me I think it comes down to control, to knowing how things are going to happen. Even though I know that God can work things out in anyway He chooses, I worry because I can figure out how He is going to do it. Of course that is the very thing that make Him awesome is that we can't understand His ways.