“Give us this day our daily bread.”       Matthew 6:11

Jesus often reminded His followers not to worry. He told them not to be anxious about tomorrow’s needs or potential problems (Matt. 6:25). Rather, Jesus stressed a daily reliance on the Father, who provides for His children day by day.

As the Israelites wandered in the desert, they had no way to get food. Miraculously, God provided manna that appeared on the ground each morning. God’s provision was sufficient for one day at a time. Each day the children of Israel received fresh manna as a tangible reminder of God’s love for them. If they attempted to store it for the days to come, they found that it had spoiled by the next day. It was impossible to stockpile God’s provision, because God wanted them to trust in Him, not in their pantry. God’s grace was sufficient for each day.

God wants us to trust Him daily with our needs. This trust does not make us poor planners or careless with our futures, unprepared to face what may come. Rather, it keeps our relationship with the Lord in its proper perspective as He reminds us daily of our dependence upon Him. God is aware of what tomorrow will bring and how we should prepare for it. He knows the problems we will face, and He has already made provision for us to overcome them. He asks us to trust in Him daily. Our faith in Him today cannot substitute for our trust in Him tomorrow. If we walk with Him closely today, we will be in the center of His will tomorrow.

  1. August 24, 2020

    When the student is ready the teacher will come..

    Thank you for this devotional.
    I have been stressed with all homework assignment I have trying to get a handle on it all..

    I believe this was meant for me.

    Jon M Cech

  2. August 25, 2020

    My biggest issue right now is stressing because I don’t know how I am going to be organized well enough to complete everything on time. Thank you this devotion was just what I needed today.

    Thank you for praying for us and caring.

    Zee

  3. August 27, 2020

    My mom often reminds me not to worry, walk by faith and to trust in the Lord always. I find myself stressing over things quite often. Starting this program and trying to get into a rhythm of working full time and going to school full time again is causing a lot of anxiety. This message really reminded me to lean on God and where there’s a will there’s a way. It reminds me of the scripture God didn’t bring you this far to leave you. Thank you so much for this.

  4. August 18, 2021

    Thank You Dear God… I so love You…and I need for You to take my worries and anxieties…take them and let me have peace in my mind and heart… knowing that You will protect and cover me… I have faith and trust in You Dear God and I know that You are faithful…Thank You Father. Amen.

  5. August 18, 2021

    Much needed reminder
    Trusting God fully , doing rather than just knowing

    Thank You Lord

  6. August 18, 2021

    The Lord knew I’ve needed to hear the points in these devotionals this past week and I am so thankful. How GREAT is OUR GOD!!!

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