“And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD’S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.”
The LORD asked Moses, “Is the LORD’S hand waxed short?” This question was a direct response to Moses’ question as to how the LORD could send enough meat to feed the children of Israel in the wilderness for one whole month. Up to this time, God had fed Israel with manna from Heaven. Because of the murmuring of the children of Israel about not having any meat to eat, God promised to send enough quail the next day to feed these people for a whole month. It was at this juncture that Moses questioned whether God was able to make this happen.
It is interesting that Moses’ faith was so weak that he entertained with God the prospect as to whether they should kill the flocks and herds. His faith was so weak that he felt that he needed to help God so that He wouldn’t look bad to the people. God simply reminded Moses through a question that He was still able to perform this miracle without his help.
Moses’ problem was that he forgot what the LORD had already done for Israel. He forgot that the LORD delivered them from the greatest army of his time. He forgot that the LORD made a way through the Red Sea to deliver them from Pharaoh’s army. For whatever reason, Moses felt that God’s power had diminished to the point where He could no longer give them enough quail to feed them for one month.
My friend, your inability to see an answer to your need does not diminish God’s ability to answer prayer. You may not see how God can answer your need, but let me assure you that His power is not diminished, and His hand is still able to take care of your need. Just because your need is greater than you does not mean that it is greater than God’s power. God’s ability to answer prayer is as powerful today as it was when He performed the first miracle in your life.
Moreover, your inability to see an answer doesn’t mean that God needs your help to make it happen. Humans are so apt to think that God needs our help to answer a prayer that we see as impossible. The mindset that God needs your help to answer prayer is a faithless mindset that keeps your prayer from being answered. The mindset that God needs your help to answer prayer is a mindset of pride that believes you have the ability to do what God cannot do. My friend, do you really think you are that great of a Believer that you can do what God cannot do? If you are such a great Believer that you can help God out, why not just answer the prayer yourself? The very fact that you can’t answer your need is the reason you must totally trust God’s power and ability to meet your need without any help from you.
Let me ask you, is the LORD’s hand waxed short that He can’t answer your prayer? Has the LORD’s power diminished to the point where He can no longer knock down walls, part the seas and rivers, heal the sick, stop the storms, and meet the needs of His children? Let me assure you by the authority of God’s Word that the LORD’s power has not diminished at all. The LORD is as capable of handling your need today as He has always been.
Stop doubting the power of God. Trust Him! His hand has not waxed short, and He is able to meet your need if you will just trust Him and pray.