This whole month in our series on Faith we have been reminding ourselves that God can. God can work the miracles, God can breakthrough, God is enough in the storm and God can work in the lives of others.
I believe the birthplace of this faith is hope in God, which primarily comes through his word. Hope is a confident and eager expectation for good.
I was reading in Numbers 11 this week where Moses is interceding on behalf of the people for meat. God grants their request, but Moses incredulously doubts that God can pull this off….
Numbers 11:22–23 (NIV) Moses begins by saying… 22 Would they have enough if flocks and herds were slaughtered for them? Would they have enough if all the fish in the sea were caught for them?” 23 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.”
I love the answer of God there, “Is the Lord’s arm too short?” How insulting to God! The birthplace of faith for Moses needed to be hope in God. That he was actually BIG enough and GOOD enough to meet his request. From here we can go to God with our requests and needs. Now of course it is up to God whether he will meet them (he may have a different answer in mind), but let’s never be found out doubting God. Let’s be like eager children going to a strong all powerful father, never doubting that he can do anything.
Is there a need or a request in your life that you doubt God could break through in? Change that perspective and cultivate a hope that leads to great faith.