God Is Able
Posted: Monday, February 2
Verse of the day:
But tormented by thirst, they continued to argue with Moses. “Why did you bring us out of Egypt? Are you trying to kill us, our children, and our livestock with thirst?’ (Exodus 17:3)
Right after the miraculous provision of quail and manna, we find the Israelites thirsty. This was a huge problem since they were wandering in the desert. What did they do when this need arose? Did they wait for their need to be met by God? NO! They started complaining to Moses as if God was not able to meet their need for water. They asked Moses “Why did you bring us out of Egypt? Are you trying to kill us, our children, and our livestock with thirst?” … Wait a minute! Moses did not deliver the Israelites from the slavery in Egypt! God did! With their questions to Moses, the Israelites were really questioning God!
At this time, Moses was between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, the Israelites had been blinded by their need of water and couldn’t see God’s powerful presence in their midst. On the other hand, Moses himself was totally incapable of creating or providing water for such a large group of people in the desert. In his desperation, Moses cried out to God and was directed to a rock of God’s choosing. Then, in the presence of reliable witnesses, God asked Moses to strike it and water came out. Once again, God provided for the physical needs of His people by a powerful demonstration of provision from an unlikely source.
Today, like the Israelites, you may be going through some really challenging times. Don’t let your problems blind you from the reality that God’s powerful presence is with you. God is able to give you victory over any circumstance of life! There is nothing too difficult for God. Just trust in Him! Instead of grumbling about your current circumstances, cry out to God and He will satisfy all your needs.
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21