Is the Lord's hand waxed short?
'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.'
Strain, worry and fear
are ever present with us. So then we look to our companions for help, but
discouragement and complaints come instead. Their moans and groans seem to be
even louder than ours!
'I need this' or 'I want
that' is the cry heard from many a household in these days. Parents want to
give their children what they can, yet many simply cannot afford to spend,
spend, spend. Where do our priorities lie? Is it with pleasing God or with
satisfying the flesh?
O! Wretched man that I am!!!
Moses felt the weight of
trying to satisfy the murmuring children of Israel as he was the target of
blame. It was the fault of God and His representative Moses that they were
doing without flesh. Where are we pointing the finger of blame today?
Many a fine Pastor feels
like that on a Monday morning. After all, last week great diligence was put
into the preparation of the message.
Let us not limit God by our limited understand nor by our unbelief!
It is easy to picture
Moses looking at the cattle and the flock of sheep and wondering whether they
would all need to be slain in order to satisfy the people. Even then, there
would not be sufficient.
But 'Is the Lord's hand waxed short?'
What a challenge this is
for us. Has God lost His power? Has God forgotten all about us? Will He,
having called us, let us fulfil our calling in our own strength? Will His
glorious Word return unto Him void?
Can God still bring the greatest sinner to his knees pleading for mercy? Is it possible for those who today are swearing and cursing to sing Psalms tomorrow?
The Lord had a Word for
Moses and He has a Word for you and I today. It is this: ' Is the Lord's hand
waxed short? Thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee
The Lord graciously answered Moses' problems with an army of Elders. How quickly our Lord is able to remove our burdens and how able He is to meet our every need if only we would ask and trust Him.
"Let us lay aside every weight and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race set before us looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith." "Cast all your care upon the Lord for He cares for you."
Moses may have been
acutely aware of the loneliness of the battle, but with God on his side he was
comforted and encouraged.
Look not upon your weaknesses and failings today. Instead look to Jesus, trust Him to carry the heavy load and learn to follow the Good Master wherever He leads. He knows the way that we take, and that should give us all the confidence that we need to take the next step on our journey.
Author : Iain
Mackenzie Edited by : Pastor Al Moak