The situation in Numbers 11 seemed ludicrous to me. Bored with eating manna, the Israelites grumbled. They wanted meat!
After Moses discussed the problem with God, God promised meat. But Moses doubted God and disputed the promise.
“When did I become weak?” God asked.
As I thought about their exchange, I wondered what was going on in Moses’ mind. Hadn’t he already experienced miracle after miracle? How is it possible God had to ask that question?
Then again, how is it possible God has to ask ME that question? How is it possible that when I’m in an uncomfortable spot, I forget the countless times He’s performed in my own life? That’s ludicrous too.
- What God has done for me. The more I rehearse His goodness and faithfulness of the past, the more I trust Him today.
- Who God is and how big He is. Focusing on circumstances overwhelms me, and fears and doubts take over. But when my thoughts are fixed on God, I remember He loves, cares, and provides; His word is true; He can do impossible things. And I remember I can trust Him.
- That God is the same able God today He was in Moses’ time. He doesn’t change. What He did for those in the Bible, He can do for me.
What things do you try to remember about God?
Twila Belk, aka The Gotta Tell Somebody Gal, is a writer and speaker who loves braggin’ on God. She’s written or co-written six books and contributed to several others. Her newest title is Raindrops from Heaven: Gentle Reminders of God’s Power, Presence, and Purpose (BroadStreet Publishing, February 2015). For more info, visit www.gottatellsomebody.com.