Friday, February 24, 2012

Unlimited Power

The LORD said..., “Is the LORD’S power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not.” Numbers 11:23 (NASB)   

Who of God’s children has ever found the riches of God’s grace to evaporate in the heat of a fiery need? Which of his children has ever had to mourn that the unsearchable riches of Christ has failed to supply his or her need?  Amazingly, when it comes to our plea for God’s grace, the unanimous verdict is that God’s Grace is more than enough...He is still Almighty and that He fulfills all his promises!                                                                                       

What can there be in our thoughts or carried in our hearts that should lead us or any of his creatures to say,“Is the Lord’s power limited?”  How is it, that God should ever ask such a question of us? Of all God has created there is only one creature that God made that has ever doubted him. 
It's not the angels... for the angels of God never doubt him, nor do the devils either:devils believe and tremble!  

The little birds do not doubt God;  ...“Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest, they don't have storerooms or barns...”.Yet they sweetly sing at night as they go to their nest, not knowing where tomorrow’s meal will be found. 
Yikes! Talk about stubborn. We even read in 2 Peter 2:16  about a donkey’s trust in God; "But a donkey corrected him for the wrong he did. Animals don't speak. But the donkey spoke with a human voice. It tried to stop the prophet from doing a very dumb thing". Man is good at taming and training animals (James 3:7) but they have a thing or two to teach him about God. (2 Peter 2:15-16; Luke 12:24)

Yet, here it is in mankind, the most favored of all God’s creatures, whom it is found to mistrust God. Our doubting the power and faithfulness of Jehovah, began long ago with the rebellion in the Garden with Adam, and it continues today. Out of all the beings that God has ever fashioned, it’s important that we understand that we dishonor the Lord by unbelief, and we tarnish his honor by mistrust. 
Yes...Praise God! The Lord still loves us when we worry and when we doubt...He understands our weaknesses and He is compassionate. He forgives. However...when I allow worry to dominate my thoughts, when I live in doubt of God’s goodness because life seems to be throwing too much “bad” my way...I need to know...I want to know... how my doubts and worry affect the Heart of God, because I love Him too. 
So, how do we overcome our mistrust and doubts? Pray...ask God to help you overcome your unbelief!  

And then rest and trust in your belief of God and who He says He is. He is faithful and He keeps His promises...His Power has no limit.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you Kathy, such a great point to make. I have learned over the past few months that God is always there, and he always follows through with his promises. It's up to us to have the faith in God to carry us through both the good times and bad. God has done so much for me in my life, even when I doubted him, he still showed me grace and blessed me. Now I trust in him for all things!!!