Rhythms of Grace – Weekly Devotional

Always Enough

Psalms 78:2425 NLT “He rained down manna for them to eat; he gave them bread from heaven. They ate the food of angels! God gave them all they could hold.”

Just as refreshing a fire requires the feeding of kindling to the flames, we too must feed ourselves in order to refresh and revitalize our minds, bodies, and spirits.

This requires fresh manna—fresh provision, new thoughts, new ideas, new business, and this can be found only within the Word of God.

Manna is daily. 

God provided manna for the children of Israel during the forty years that they wandered in the wilderness. It appeared each morning alongside the morning dew, where the Israelites would gather it, and the manna nourished them for the day. Those who tried to hoard the manna for the next day woke up to a putrid, worm-infested mess, with exceptions to the sixth day, in which the Israelites gathered enough manna to last through the Sabbath. God provided manna to meet their physical needs but also to remind them that they needed more than bread for life.

They needed God. 

Psalm 23 promises that because the Lord is my shepherd, I have everything I need. Just as Israel counted on the daily manna in order to survive and push on during their journey, God wants me to depend on Him daily.

His provisions show up when I need them and not before. When I try to secure today what I think I’ll need tomorrow, it doesn’t work. It doesn’t work because God wants me to trust Him each day for that day’s need. I was created to rely on Him.

Manna can be unusual. The word itself loosely translates to “what is it?”

I’m not sure what the Hebrews expected when Moses told them that they would see God’s glory in the morning, but they didn’t expect what they found.

Sometimes we don’t recognize God’s provisions either. It doesn’t look like what we expected.

But it is always there, if we’re willing to look for it.

And it is always enough.