So far as I can tell every command God has for us in His word is accompanied by His promise to enable us to fulfill the command. The promise might not always be spelled out right there next to a given command, but the implication is there. And yet, we all have moments in our lives where we know the Lord has something for us to do, but we think it’s too hard. So we have to stop and ask ourselves if this is too hard for me or if it’s too hard for God?
There are two ways in which something can be too hard for us. The thing is too hard for us to do on our own. Like Moses leading the people out of Egypt. He couldn’t do that on his own, so the Lord was with Him (again, because the command to do it came from the Lord). The other way a thing can be too hard is that it’s too hard for us to trust God to keep up His end of the deal. I wonder if Moses experienced that for a moment when they got the to Red Sea and God said, “Extend your rod and the sea will part.” Did Moses think, “What? You mean You are going to split the sea wide open so we can walk right through it? And all I have to do is hold out this stick?”
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