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The Lord answered Moses, “Is the Lord’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.”Numbers 11:23
Barely out of Egypt, the Israelites began grumbling against Moses—and ultimately You, God—for taking them out of captivity and into the nearby desert only to starve to death. You provided manna each day and when they people began complaining about the manna, you provide more!
You—the One who had leveled Egypt with ten devastating plagues—the One who had parted the Red Sea to provide a way for Israel’s escape—wasn’t worried. You knew You had the power to save them in the desert, just as he had in Egypt. But the real question was: Why didn’t they?
So You spoke to the root of their unbelief. “Is the Lord’s arm too short?” he simply asked. It unearthed the question hidden in my soul. Are You really enough? Can You possibly provide all that I will ever need? Then You answered: Quail, too numerous to count, blew in from the sea. You had provided, as You promised You would. Yes, Your arm was—and is—long enough!