"They railed against God and said, Can God set a table in the wilderness?
True, he struck the rock, the waters gushed out, and the gullies overflowed; but is he able to give bread or to provide meat for his people?"
My youngest children and I have been reading through a children's Bible at bedtime and recently we read the story mentioned here, when God causes water to flow from a rock to quench the thirst of God's people with Moses in desert. My children were intrigued, "How can water come from a rock?" they asked. And so we talked about God's power and the miracles God has done. With their child-like faith, my four and six year old were completely satisfied with that answer.
It made me think about the miracles I have experienced in my own life...times when God has taken care of me and caused "water" to flow in the dryest of places. It occurred to me that I can be a lot like God's people described in this passage: despite the many miracles God has done for me in the past, I still get worried and caught up with what comes next. "True, God has provided for me in the past - but 'Can God set a table in the wilderness?'" One of the best ways to strengthen our faith is to recall God's faithfulness in the past and allow that to be an indicator of God's care for us in the future.
Today, spend some time remembering God's faithfulness and care for you in times past, and let that encourage you into child-like faith as you face the challenges ahead.