Fresh Manna

Do you ever go to bed feeling like you can’t face tomorrow or dreading the week ahead. You wonder how you are going to cope, your strength is depleted and you’re crying out to God saying, “I can’t do this!”

It’s common that our minds can magnify situations at night causing stress and anxiety, but I believe when this happens we are actually looking at our tomorrow in the strength of our today.

Jesus says in Matthew 6:34,

“Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” (TPT)

In Exodus 16 we read that God sent fresh manna from heaven to the Israelites every morning, but He specifically said they are not to keep any extra for tomorrow otherwise it’ll turn to maggots.

“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Look, I’m going to rain down food from heaven for you. Each day the people can go out and pick up as much food as they need for that day…..”

“…Then Moses told them, “Do not keep any of it until morning.” But some of them didn’t listen and kept some of it until morning. But by then it was full of maggots and had a terrible smell.” Exodus‬ ‭16:4, 19-20‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In the same way, as God provided strength through manna for the Israelites, He also provides sustenance and strength for you each and every morning.

“Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” Lamentations‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Many times we can often feel differently about our day, week or a situation by the following morning. Why? Because we have “fresh manna” to face our today. It wasn’t there last night when you were lying in bed mulling over situations, but each and every morning you wake up to new mercies, fresh manna, renewed strength from our Heavenly Father.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:30 that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

“Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew‬ ‭11:30‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Whatever you’re facing in your life right now, rest in God’s presence and let Him fill you with His strength.

Don’t allow the enemy to invade your first waking thoughts with anxiety but allow your mind to be renewed in God’s word and step into God’s immeasurable grace.

“I find that the strength of Christ’s explosive power infuses me to conquer every difficulty.” Phil 4:13 TPT

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