May 3, 2017

Manna Faith


But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.  ~ Matthew 6:33-34 

Do you marvel, as I do, at God’s miraculous and incredible provision for the Israelites’ journey in the wilderness? He provided their daily supply of manna from heaven (Exodus 16) in the precise amount that was needed, one day at a time.                

That’s what God does for us, you know. Living by faith, one day at a time, is our manna as we go through our wilderness experience. Just as the Lord gave the Israelites manna from heaven every day, He gives us precisely what we need for each day, and for that one day alone. Faith recognizes that we have been given exactly what we need today—and faith believes that tomorrow, God will do the same. Tomorrow, He will meet every need for that day. What we trusted Him for today, and received, we can trust Him for again tomorrow.

There are times I have such a strong desire to know what He has planned for my tomorrows, and yet He doesn’t reveal the plan to me. He hasn’t given me a blueprint or an outline with definite instructions. I am regularly tempted to complain, and I sometimes do, as the Israelites in the wilderness also did. I am reminded in scripture that faith pleases God. He asks me not to fear and worry about my needs being met or about all the details of my future being made crystal clear.

Slowly, day by day I have learned—He is training me and increasing my faith as I learn to trust Him with all aspects of my life, one day at a time. I am grateful that God is patient with me, because it has been a slow process.

God is teaching me to solely depend on Him and not myself.  He is teaching me to walk by faith and not by sight. I obey and follow Him—not basing that decision on knowing what is ahead, but making it when I know nothing at all about what is before me. But I know Him and I trust Him, and that is why I can take steps without knowing where they lead.


Because we trusted God today, 
We can trust Him for tomorrow.