Exodus 16:4 says, “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.'”
God gave the Israelites just enough manna for each day. He provided their daily bread. He wanted their dependence to be upon Him. He wanted them to trust and obey Him.
God’s grace is like manna. He gives us just enough grace to get through each day–and through whatever trial we are facing. He wants our dependence and trust to be upon Him.
So often I worry. I cross bridges I haven’t gotten to yet. I look out into the future and want to know what’s coming. Then I try to figure out a plan of attack when whatever crosses that bridge comes my way.
I miss the sweet taste of today’s manna because I am too worried about tomorrow’s “what ifs”.
Matthew 6:34 says, “Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
But here’s what the Lord tells us in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
I remember when my granny passed away. She was like a second mom to me. We were so close. I even lived with her for a while when I was in high school. I loved her so much. That was such a difficult time for me.
But looking back, I remember how the Lord carried me through that painful season. It wasn’t easy by any means, but I truly experienced the sweet “manna” of His grace each day.
I learned from that experience that when we face hard things in our lives, He will give us the perfect amount of grace that we need each day–if we depend on Him.
The Lord wants us to savor today’s manna. Savor the sweetness of our blessings, our families, our friends. Savor the moments, the memories, the miracles. Savor His grace.
And above all, savor Him.