When you are struggling with something specific, do not keep it to yourself, but give it God in prayer. Do not get caught up thinking the worst, but come to God with your problems, that they may be uplifted. Your worries will only cause more grief in your life than you are able to carry and make it harder and harder to bear the trials you are facing. Every time you grumble inside, this should not be kept to yourselves or with others alone, but with God also. Give what is on your mind, even your murmurings to God. This is heartfelt and God loves it when we poor out our hearts to Him. The children of Israel are a good example of those who were in bondage, after coming out of Egypt. They had no food on their journey and were very worried. However, instead of calling on God to save them from starvation, they each murmured amongst each other and put their blame on God. They were thinking about how foolish they must be to follow Moses and Aaron, when they already had what they needed in Egypt. It was after 1“the children of Israel came unto the wilderness” (Exodus 16:1) that they 1“murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” (Exodus 16:2,3) However, God had compassion upon them and heard their cries. So He 1“rain bread from heaven” (Exodus 16:4), which was called manna. He also caused the quails to come down cover the camp, that they may have meat. God did this for the welfare of their souls and that 1“ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.” (Exodus 16:12) God loves His people and will do anything for their needs.
God helps His children in Israel and also His adopted children, through faith in Jesus Christ. We are all gathered into His fold and He is our Shepherd. Allow the Lord to help you in times of trouble, and your burdens will be made light. Please know that God knows everything that has happened and is happening in your live now. He knows when times are good and when times are hard and will step in, if we just seek Him in prayer. This is the time that you can poor out everything that is in your heart to Him. Nothing should be left out, for the Lord wants to know what is hurting you the most. It might sound wrong to yell or cry out to God, but what is in your heart should be expressed to Him. Now, in these moments that we just need to get things off of our chest, it is fine to elevate our voices to God, but we do so in reverence and honor to Him. Express yourself with the uttermost respect to God and in a way that still says what is going on in your life. Know that He is King and loves you so much. So kneel down at His feet and lay down your burdens before Him. The Lord is waiting for you. He will run to you when He sees that you are humble and wanting His help. Jesus is our Savior and will save you from any evil or bad situation that you find yourself in. He does this by hearing what’s on your mind and leading you away from trouble. If it is sin that has you down, then confess it to God, that You may be forgiven. Then, will He change your life. The things we do in life can bring these situations upon ourselves and He is willing to take every evil part of our lives and scatter it. Then will we experience his bounteous light and have His peace flood into our lives. His mercy is for us, and everyone that calls upon His name is forgiven and saved from the enemy. Jesus is our Lord and wants to hear us. So begin to open up to Him, starting today.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that You will hear my cries and heal me of my sicknesses. I have been suffering for a long time with foot problems, along with sinus related issues and I pray for healing. Because You are with me, I am able to bear the pain, but I wish that Your healing hand would come over me and heal me, this day. My sinus issues cause others to be affected in a bad way and I wish that I would be relieved from this. May others not have to be bothered any longer by my hacking or sneezing. Also, since I cannot bear wearing shoes, because of the pains in my feet, I pray that they will be comforted as well. I love to serve You Lord and I trust in You in all things. You know that I am waiting on health insurance right now and need Your comfort now. So hear my cries Lord and make my burdens light. Take them from me and heal the brokenness in my body. As You poured down manna from the heavens and didn’t allow the children of Israel to starve, I know that You will do a similar miracle in my life. You are the same God of miracles as You have always been. I will wait upon You, God, for I know that You will not forsake me. Also, hear the cries of others that are in pain, as well. You know my many friends and family that are sick and I pray for a miracle to take place in their lives also. If they would allow me, may I also be able to step in and pray over them. As much I wish healing upon myself, I wish healing upon others more. I love You God. My trust is in You, my Savior. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Exodus 16 (KJV)
1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
4 Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
5 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.
6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the Lord hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:
7 And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the Lord; for that he heareth your murmurings against the Lord: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?
8 And Moses said, This shall be, when the Lord shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the Lord heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the Lord.
9 And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the Lord: for he hath heard your murmurings.
10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud.
11 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.
13 And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.
14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.
16 This is the thing which the Lord hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.
17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
22 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
23 And he said unto them, This is that which the Lord hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
25 And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the Lord: to day ye shall not find it in the field.
26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.
28 And the Lord said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
29 See, for that the Lord hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
30 So the people rested on the seventh day.
31 And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
32 And Moses said, This is the thing which the Lord commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.
33 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the Lord, to be kept for your generations.
34 As the Lord commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
35 And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
36 Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.