Two things I ask of you, Lord; do not refuse me before I die: keep falsehood and lies from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread…~Pr. 30:7-8

Daily bread—He always gives it. But why is that such a scary prayer?

I want to be comfortable; I want a little extra “just in case.” Yet, when the Creator of the universe has planned every minute detail of my life and knows the outcome of every situation, there is no “in case.” What’s unknown to me is known to Him. 

The author goes on to say, …Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you, and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal and so dishonor the name of my God. ~Pr. 30:9

When I live in the gap between scarcity and abundance, I learn to trust. I learn that my strength is never enough and His grace is always sufficient. I get to see His goodness in the land of the living and tell of His greatness.

Between the lines of “am I going to have enough?” and “more than enough” is a grateful heart. One that recognizes where His sovereignty meets my shortcomings. 

It’s something I need to work on—finding peace and gratitude in the daily bread. 


Jesus, you are Provider. Give us the courage to pray for only our daily bread. Because you are enough. And when our hearts are steadfast on you, we lack nothing. Teach us to be gratefully content in trusting you. 

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