Sunday, June 30, 2019

Recognizing The Abundance of God's Provision

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

When the dew fell on the camp at night, the manna would fall with it. Numbers 11:9

In recent years, I've made gratitude journaling a daily part of my life. I've discovered that I'm not a very thankful person and it helps me recognize the abundance of  blessings that populate my life. 

That got me thinking about Manna.
First—in case you had forgotten or didn’t know—in ancient Hebrew, Manna means, what is it.

I find it comforting to know that the Israelites didn’t have a clue what it was. Because, truthfully, I find myself hard-pressed to recognize God’s provision when it first appears on the scene.

So many times I’ve prayed for relief or help in a situation, feeling like God had forgotten me. But when I looked back I could see the things He had already put in place to take care of my worries.

So here are the three things I’ve learned about God’s provision: 
  • God’s provision often appears quietly, with little or no fanfare.
  • God’s provision can find us where ever we are—from safe at home to lost in the wilderness.
  • God’s provision is exactly what we need, when we need it. 

Are you worried and stressed? Don’t despair, God has already put the things in place that you'll need.

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Edie Melson is a woman of faith with ink-stained fingers observing life through the lens of her camera. No matter whether she’s talking to writers, entrepreneurs, or readers, her first advice is always “Find your voice, live your story.” As an author, blogger, and speaker she’s encouraged and challenged audiences across the country and around the world. Her numerous books reflect her passion to help others develop the strength of their God-given gifts and apply them to their lives. Connect with her on her website, through FacebookTwitterand Instagram.


  1. With my stress and worries, I needed to read this today. Thank you so much, Edie.

  2. I try to start each day by saying, "Thank You Lord for this glorious day. Thank You for all Your blessings." :-) I pray I will be alert to His provisions today and every day.

  3. Edie,

    Thank you for these great reminders of our abundant blessings. From my experience in publishing, worry is easy. But walking every day in faith and trusting, I believe is a key part of our relationship with God but takes growth to learn and relearn.

    Straight Talk From the Editor

  4. how true, Terry Whalin and Edie Melson! thanks. rose