Can God? | The Institute for Creation Research
Can God?

“Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?” (Psalm 78:19).

The Bible dramatically states that God can do anything. “For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). “Is anything too hard for the LORD?” (Genesis 18:14). “Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee” (Jeremiah 32:17).

Yet, in spite of the fact that God is omnipotent and can do anything, the children of Israel constantly questioned God’s power to supply their daily needs. Their complete lack of trust was evidenced in three questions: “Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? Can He give bread also? Can He provide flesh for His people?” (Psalm 78:19,20).

They trusted God for the big thing (deliverance from the land of Egypt) but had a terrible time believing God for the smaller things (their daily provisions). Are we not exactly like this at times? Having trusted God for the big thing (salvation), we then turn around and doubt that He will supply our daily bread.

Is there any need too great for God to supply or any obstacle He cannot overcome? Are we tempted to say: “Can God supply a table in my wilderness experience?”

The wonderful promise still stands true: “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). He “is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we [could ever] ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20).

God’s people “turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel” (Psalm 78:41). May we never do that, but rather, may we be strong in faith, taking God at His word. Instead of saying, “Can God?” why don’t we turn the phrase around and say, “God can!” NPS

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