“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
The Israelites had been complaining about eating just manna everyday. They wanted to go back to Egypt to eat the other foods there. Moses goes to God about their problem and He says that He will provide meat for them in the morning. They are in a desert and so Moses was dumbfounded and asked if that was even possible if all of the flocks and herds were killed and all the fish in the sea were caught. God asks him if His arm is too short to make it happen.
Physically people’s arms are short. Most can only reach out two to maybe three feet. This shows that their abilities are severely limited. Their sphere of influence may reach a little further, depending on who they know and their connections.
God, however, has made the universe and everything in it, which includes this earth. He holds the earth in His hands. With that in mind, there is nothing God cannot reach out and get, if He needs it.
Throughout the Bible there are many promises that God has given. Many of these promises can be claimed by believers today. Along with those promises, you may have received a word of promise from God in your own prayer life, or through another believer.
One of the biggest promises Jesus made, that many people often forget, is that He promised to be with you and provide for all of your needs. When life gets difficult and the provisions seem to be lacking, many people start to question whether God can provide.
With the Israelites in the desert, during the night God had a strong wind blow bringing in quail that completely covered the ground. There was more than enough food. God did not use the normal way of provision, it was a miraculous method.
You may not see right now how God will provide for you. All you need to do is trust God in His words and do what He says, let Him figure the problem out and solve it for you. God’s arm is not too short. There is nothing He cannot reach to meet your needs today and everyday.
I pray today that you will see the power of God; that you will know God’s abilities to provide for you; that you will trust in God’s faithfulness to His promises; that you will wait for God’s answer; and that you will give God glory for all that you have.