“The Lord spoke to Moses, “Take the staff and assemble the community. You and your brother Aaron are to speak to the rock while they watch, and it will yield its water. You will bring out water for them from the rock and provide drink for the community and their livestock.” So Moses took the staff from the Lord’s presence just as he had commanded him. Moses and Aaron summoned the assembly in front of the rock, and Moses said to them, “Listen, you rebels! Must we bring water out of this rock for you?” Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his staff, so that abundant water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank. But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust me to demonstrate my holiness in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this assembly into the land I have given them.””
Numbers 20:7-12 CSB
““How can I know this?” Zechariah asked the angel. “For I am an old man, and my wife is well along in years.” The angel answered him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and tell you this good news. Now listen. You will become silent and unable to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time.””
Luke 1:18-20 CSB
Wow. Two instances where two great men doubted God, or took matters into their own hands, and it cost them something.
I wonder what all I have cost myself for doubting God or trying to play His role in my life???
It really boils down to me not believing this at my core…
“…This I know: God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mere humans do to me?”
Psalms 56:9-11 CSB
Maybe if I repeat those words over and over and sing this song, it will sink in!
Father, in Jesus name I pray you’ll forgive me. And I ask you to help me trust you more. To let go and let you be God. To let you provide for me how you want to provide for me. May I stop quenching your glory by doing this. Amen.