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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:6)
Anytime we demonstrate faith, we’re relying on something. When you sit in a chair, you’re relying on the chair’s manufacturer to produce something that will hold you up. When you’re on the freeway, you’re relying on every other driver around you.
Faith in God means we rely on him and depend on his reliability. Having faith means realizing that God is bigger, greater, and better than me – and he loves me greatly.
After two months of being led out of the bondage in Egypt, the people of Israel complained (Exodus 16:2) about not having the food they liked. They ignored the fact that they had been mistreated in slavery, God had delivered them from their bondage, and that they daily could see God’s leadership and provision as they traveled through the wilderness. God, however, heard their complaints and met their needs.
God rained “bread” from heaven every morning for the people. The sweet, small bread was also called “the corn of heaven” and angel’s food (Psalms 78:24-25). Six days a week the manna rained down, just enough for every man, woman, and child to eat. Each family gathered what they could eat; about one omer (3.6 liters). After the sun burned hot, there was no manna left. The manna melted. They had just enough for that day!
If the people did not trust that God would provide the “bread” the next day, and tried to hoard it, it would stink and turn to worms. They had no choice but to trust that God would provide their daily needs. To compound God’s miracle of provision, on the day before the Sabbath, when they were not to work, God rained down a two-day’s supply of manna. The bread gathered that day would last two days. God gave them just enough food every day for the next 40 years, until they ate corn in the land (Joshua 5:12) that God had led them to.
All through the Bible there are examples of God’s meeting the needs of His own. Jacob had a son, Joseph, in the right position to provide his family food during a drought. God provided just enough food to meet all Israel’s needs when they were in the wilderness. The widow’s miraculously-refilling barrel of meal and the cruse of oil were just enough to meet Elijah’s and the widow’s needs. Jesus told the disciples to reach the world with the Gospel and not carry anything extra. In all cases, God provided just enough. They were not to have extra, because they were to trust in God, and see what He would do for them on a daily basis.
Man’s distrusting nature relies too often on his own provision. There needs to be a correct balance about saving for a “rainy day” and amassing as much a one can get because he thinks that only he can provide. We are to be wise and good stewards of what we have, but not dependent only on what we do. It is often forgotten that God wants us to trust him for everything, including our daily needs.
Most people have long forgotten, or never given any thought or trust, that it is God that is the one that ultimately provides all we have. It is not a government’s foodstamps, or its welfare that we should be relying on. It is not our big barns of storage, as the “fool” in Luke 12:16-21, trusted in. It would not take much for a government to collapse, especially these days, or “barns” of investments or savings accounts to fail; and then where would those people be, that are relying on them.
If we had had a surplus, we may not have been reliant and appreciative of God’s provision. If we had had everything we wanted, we may have been like the wealthy man I visited one time. After I told him the Bible’s plan of salvation, he looked me in the face and said, “Look around. Do you see all I have?” He did have a large mansion, cars, and other splendid things. “Does it look like I need God?” He needed to know that it was God that had provided, not himself. Without God’s help he may not have the health, or the intellect, to have earned that money. People like that who have such self-trust often have to, and do, lose all they have to find out Who really is in control.
Today’s world has become more dependent on their own devices or government aid; including Christians! Unfortunately, those provisions frequently let those, that trust them, down. The ways of man are not trustworthy, nor always reliable. God, however will never let his own down that trust in Him. Rely on God to provide. He may give you just enough, but it will be He that you will reliably trust in. You will then see what the mighty hand of God will do in your life.
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Mat. 21:22
“And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.” I John 3:22