Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing. The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:10,17 NLT
When the Israelites were delivered from enslavement by Pharoah, they were like newborn babes who are totally dependent on their mothers. The conditions of wandering in the desert without means to obtain food for nourishment placed them exactly where God desired for them to be, totally dependent on Him.
God provided manna six days a week, with a double portion on Friday, so they could prepare their meal ahead of time for the Sabbath. He also instructed them to gather only what they needed to eat for each day. Those who disobeyed God’s command by taking an overage awakened the next day to find the excess manna spoiled.
How many of us have come to rely on our own stockpile of resources; bank accounts, CDs, stocks, or retirement plans? God desires that we depend upon Him for our daily provisions. We cannot create our own comfort zone by trusting in ourselves, in our money or in our possessions. We must become as babes and change our mindset to totally depend on God by living for today and placing our complete trust in God our Father.
Develop an action plan to build your trust in God by living a faith-based life. Christ left us an example of how and what we should pray for in Matthew 6.
Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11 KJV
Give us today the food we need. Matthew 6:11 NLT
Our resources are a gift from God, our provider, Jehovah Jireh. God did not intend for us to trust in the gifts; He desires for us to only trust in the Giver of the gifts.
Bible Reading for today: Matthew 6:19-34
Prayer for today: Dear God, We ask you to forgive us for trusting in ourselves. We desire to live a faith-based life which is not possible unless we are totally dependent on you. Thank you for the reassurance through your Holy Word that you will give us our daily provisions when we ask through prayer. We ask you to provide for our needs according to your will. In the worthy name of Jesus, we ask and we pray. Amen.
© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2019