Trust God Daily—He Will Provide
We must learn to trust God daily. Even when we’ve seen His provision, there are times we have to train the soul not to worry. He gently reminds He’s the shepherd, and it’s good for us to totally rely on Him. As long as we stay by His side, we shall not want. Jesus said,
“Do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
“… But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
—Matthew 6:25-27, 33-34 (NASB)
Trust God Daily
God miraculously rescued the Israelite people from slavery in Egypt. Not long after though, they were hungry and wandering the desert. In Exodus 16, they were complaining that they had it better in bondage. God heard their grumbling and told Moses He would perform a miracle of provision. At the same time, He wanted to see if they would trust Him with obedience.
God sent quail for the people to eat at night, and in the morning they found a sweet food called manna on the ground. Through Moses, God instructed them to not take more than they needed for the day. Everyone found they had enough. Even so, some tried to store the manna, showing they didn’t trust God’s continual provision. The saved food quickly rotted, but each morning God faithfully performed the miracle again.
On Friday of that week, God had another command for the Israelites, “Tomorrow will be a day of complete rest, a holy Sabbath day set apart for the Lord. So bake or boil as much as you want today, and set aside what is left for tomorrow (Ex. 16:23 NLT).” As God blessed His people with a day of rest, they also faced an opportunity to trust Him to keep the food from spoiling, and His continued supply for the following weeks.
God is asking us to rely on Him in a similar way. We don’t have manna to gather each morning, but we still have to trust God daily. As He did with the Israelites, He asks us to obey and believe in His goodness, ability, blessing, and provision.
So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.
—Deuteronomy 8:3 (NKJV)
Whatever you’re facing, God’s asking you to trust Him. You can rest. You can know that He is working on your behalf. God will take care of all your needs.