Matthew 6:11 – Give us this day our daily bread.
Our God is the God of today just as He was the God of yesterday and will be the God of tomorrow. It is today that our need is greatest. God takes from His eternal storehouse to supply us on a daily basis. The writer of Hebrews tells us, “Draw near to God with confidence to the throne of grace, so we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). James reminds us that “every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow”(James 1:17).
God just does not change. He is our Rock and our fortress. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Father and He shows us the Father’s will. For every need we may possibly have, we can receive the Father’s resources by the Holy Spirit. Shadows change as the sun moves across the sky, but God never changes. God spoke through the prophet Malachi stating, “I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed” (Malachi 3:6). God supplied all of Israel’s needs even as they demonstrated stubbornness and rebellion through disobedience. How much more will He give us our daily need because of what Jesus has established for us in a better covenant? Jesus fulfilled His Father’s will on earth and made it possible for each of us to receive our portion from the Father’s supply.
Come with confidence, asking the Father for bread. It may be natural food or it may be the bread of healing as with the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15. It may be a passage the Holy Spirit gives in order to help bring you through a tough time. We call this “the bread of His Word.” Jesus is the bread which came down from heaven to feed the whole world.
Father, I thank You for the promise that you will supply all of my needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus, the Lord. Please grant me an increasing grace to trust You daily. As I trust in You, help me to be an inspiration to others in their time of difficulty.