I’ve written about how God is more than enough… many times.
This is a lesson we learn. and learn. and learn.
Why it is so hard to cement it in our hearts… I’m not sure.
I’m not sure why every time a new circumstance comes into our lives we wonder.
Will He STILL be enough this time?
I’m not sure we even realize we wonder that thought until we release the breath we’ve been holding for months waiting for the situation to resolve.
I was reading in Exodus 16 during my current read through the Bible in 6 months plan.
Talk about a reality check.
Here are the Israelites, newly freed from Egypt, and they are starving in the desert.
In their rumblings of hunger, they are brazen enough to tell Moses that they were better off in slavery because they had food.
So God, in His mighty graciousness, answers them saying, “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.”
Enough for that day.
No more. No less.
Perfection in that moment.
Today’s needs met. Tomorrow’s worries non-existent because God has proved Himself faithful today.
Don’t keep extra for tomorrow… God is already taking care of that for you.
Just enjoy today in thankfulness that God is our provider.
That is a huge lesson by itself.
But the lesson isn’t over.
The Israelites were still struggling to obey. Still struggling to believe after witnessing the Red Sea miracle. Still having a hard time understanding how important they were to the Creator of the Universe.
The Bible tells us that, “However, some of them paid no attention to Moses; they kept part of it until morning, but it was full of maggots and began to smell. So Moses was angry with them.”
Those who worried about tomorrow, who toiled to provide for themselves and failed to trust the promises of God watched as their hard work filled with maggots and rotted into a stinky mess in their tents.
I would be lying if I told you that was never me.
But it is me.
It is so many of us.
We watch the things we toil after begin to spoil because we fail to trust God. We fail to remember that HE is enough for today and that needs to be enough for us.
Let tomorrow worry about itself. Let God take care of our days. Let Him be concerned with what happens next.
Because God has taken care of today.
Oh that we could live in that truth. And remember it from situation to situation throughout our lives.
God is enough.
Enough for today.
And enough for tomorrow. All on His own. without our help.