Sunday, 17 March 2013

Resting on God's power


Have you ever thought that the fact that God is all powerful is a consolation for your soul? How often are we discouraged when we look at a situation and think that this is impossible. Remember Moses, who was a friend of God and had the great privilege of God burying him himself, was apt to be discouraged with seeming impossibilities.

Moses, fed up with the complaints of the faithless Israelites concerning their food supply, came to God questioning God's ability to provide. Moses says "The people among whom I am number six hundred thousand on foot, and you have said, 'I will give them meat, that they may eat a whole month!' Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, and be enough for them? Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, and be enough for them?"  Numbers 11:21-22.

In plain language, Moses is saying that he could not see how the people of Israel, being so numerous could be fed for a month with such small supply. In effect one could say that how do you expect me to feed five thousand men with two loaves and five fishes.

Are you currently in a season in your life where you are very discouraged at what seems to be an impossibility?  You cannot see beyond the horizon of this unfeasibility. If you are fear not, for this is what the Lord said to Moses, "Is the LORD's hand shortened?” Numbers 11:23.

Here is a question for your consideration and which shall prove to be your consolation. In effect the question is, is God able to do the impossible? What will your answer be? And if it is yes as all wise children would affirm, then the next question is, is He willing?

If you are not a child of God, if you are an orphan then you have all reasons to believe that all of God's power is against you. In order to flee from this awfulness, you need to come unto his side by believing in His dear Son who died for you. But if you are already his child, sealed with his Spirit of love that makes you say, Abba, then fear not, for all of God's power is for you. If he did not spare his own beloved Son but gave him up for you, how shall he not freely give you all things! Only a heart of unbelief will believe contrary that God the Father is on the side of His children. O do away with your unbelief.

God's power is therefore a consolation for the believer. Remember that it was God who parted the red sea, who brought Isaac out of a dead womb. There are no impossibilities with God. As one writer puts it, He can subdue a proud heart. He can raise a dying church. Christ born of a virgin! The wonder-working God that wrought this can bring to pass the greatest seeming impossibility.

Therefore my friends in the faith, rest your heads on God’s loving power. For it is he who can do more than we ask or think.

K.Oni

 

 

 

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