March 28, 2023

He’ll Give You Manna for the Day

Written by Shana Schutte

He will give you the revelation you need each day.”

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 28, 2023

Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: “He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”  John 6:31

My husband and I are both facing career changes. That means we’re in the “in-between” of the present and what’s next so we’re seeking God, praying, and waiting. 

One of our girls sent me a text yesterday to check in and see how I’m doing with the uncertainty. I responded confidently, “Pressing into Jesus and trusting that each and every day we are getting closer to clarity.” 

Since this “in-between” place of uncertainty began, I’d like to say that I have always been trusting, but that would be untrue. For example, a month ago, I took a week away and stayed in an Airbnb to work on a new book. Because I was alone, I had lots of time to talk to Jesus. So one afternoon, I knelt on the floor, pressed my face to the ground and told God I was frustrated with the uncertainty, and frustrated that fear keeps trying to boss me around. I cried out, “God! I want you to tell me what is going to happen!” 

After I stilled myself, the Lord spoke to me by bringing the Israelites to mind. They were given manna every day in the wilderness. God cared for them and met their needs—but He didn’t give them extra food to keep or store. He only gave them just enough so they had to trust Him for provision each day.

Then I felt Him say that in the same way He will only give me what I need to know each day. He isn’t going to unroll His entire plan in front of me from here to the answer. He will only give me revelation each day just like He gave the Israelites manna to eat each day. He was calling me to live by faith and trust Him each moment even though I don’t have the answers for tomorrow. 

This reminded me of something I often tell my coaching clients: “God is only going to give you enough light for the step you are standing on. He isn’t going to light up your path from here to forever. That isn’t how He works because He wants you to trust Him.”

I must admit I’m not always a fan of the “living-by-faith” arrangement because my flesh likes comfort. I’m in the stage of life where stability is nice as I experienced a lot of the opposite as a single. 

But what if, instead of fearing the unknown future, I could see it with excitement? What if I could look at this “in-between” place that is filled with question marks and uncertainties as the launch pad for glorious new things God has in store? What if I could choose to believe God does indeed work all things together for the good of those who love Him? What if I could see this waiting from God’s perspective of love—the love that He has for me and my husband? 

Oh! How these perspectives would change everything. Goodbye fear, anxiety, and frustration and hello anticipation! As I type this, now I’m getting excited! What glorious things could He have planned? 

Are you in an “in-between” place where the future is uncertain? Choose to walk by faith and not by sight. Choose to trust God for the daily revelation He will give you and know that your answer is on the way. 

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).


Lord, I will steady myself and trust you each day for the revelation that you give me, knowing that in due time you will deliver me and give me what I need. Amen.


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Related Reading

Hebrews 11:1; Romans 1:17; Romans 12:2

Worship Resource

Steven Curtis Chapman: Glorious Unfolding


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