Yet he gave a command to the skies above and opened the doors of the heavens; he rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven. Human beings ate the bread of angels; he sent them all the food they could eat. He let loose the east wind from the heavens and by his power made the south wind blow. He rained meat down on them like dust, birds like sand on the seashore. He made them come down inside their camp, all around their tents. They ate till they were gorged—he had given them what they craved. But before they turned from what they craved, even while the food was still in their mouths, God’s anger rose against them; he put to death the sturdiest among them, cutting down the young men of Israel.
Psalm 78 is a review of how God provided for Israel throughout their history. He delivered them, sustained them, and led them. And sometimes He had to teach them hard lessons.
After God freed them from slavery, opened the Red Sea, took care of the pursuing Egyptian army, and gave them food and water, the Israelites started complaining…again. They were tired of eating the manna and wanted meat, so God gave them all the quail they could eat. “They ate till they were gorged—he had given them what they craved.” Then He disciplined the ones who had forgotten His goodness and questioned His love.
God reminds us over and over that He will provide. If you are anxious for something to happen in your life stay confident in God’s power. Wait for His perfect timing. You can be sure that He will give you what you need, when you need it…every time.
Father, I am tempted to take matters into my own hands. Help me leave it all with You. I am tempted to run ahead. Help me follow You. I am tempted to question. Help me trust You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.