There’s an account in Exodus (chapter 17) of the children of Israel quarreling with Moses because there was no water. They were following God’s instructions and found themselves camping at Rephidim—meaning a place in the desert—a wilderness place. They began to murmur (complain) saying they were going to die of thirst. God spoke to Moses and led him to the rock in Horeb where He told Moses to strike it and water would come forth.
You and I can be much like the children of Israel at times. Times can be hard, and we might even feel trapped. We see no way out of current circumstances in the natural. So, how do we handle those times? Do we follow the example of the children of Israel and complain, or do we dig our heels into our faith and trust God’s supply?
Hopefully, we all stand on God’s Word and His promise to supply all our needs (Phil. 4:19) and continue to trust Him. If we get sidetracked and walk by sight, only seeing things as they are, we will be subject to being more conscious of our lack and not God’s supply.
What may seem like an impossible situation is about ready to be turned around for you. Don’t concentrate on your lack. Do what you can while you continue to stand in faith for what is needed. Feed your faith with His promises. He never disappoints, and He is always on time.
I recall a couple we knew in our early ministry who questioned their call at one point. They were in desperate need of financial help but hadn’t told anyone. One evening Jack told me to write a check to them. I did and immediately took it to the post office even though it was closed and past the time mail would go through. Early the next morning, we received a call from the couple thanking us for our gift. It was exactly what they needed, and it served as confirmation to them on their calling. We were humbled and grateful we were obedient to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. I’m not sure how the Lord got the mail through to them in another city in less than 6 hours, but He did!
Don’t panic when you can’t see the supply. Never forget God’s supply is endless and He is always able to do the exceeding (Ephesians 3:20).