God had provided the Israelites with so much: He led them out of slavery in Egypt, He allowed them to plunder the land of its wealth, and He was now taking them to the Promised Land – a place of abundance. However, the Israelites still had some trust issues, and whenever something went wrong, they were quick to point the finger at God. God dealt with this by dailing providing food for them. The plan was that fresh food (manna) would be available each morning, but they could not hoard the manna because it would be rotten by the next day. Every day they had to take only enough for the day's needs. And then on the sixth day, they could collect a double portion so they could truly rest on the Sabbath. Miraculously, the food did not spoil on the seventh day. For forty years God was teaching this lesson of trust to the Israelites every single day; He was saying, "I can be trusted."
The truth of the matter is, trust is a day by day thing, and the way we learn to put our faith in God is by simple acts of trust every day, just like the Israelites did. We don't have manna falling from heaven each morning, but we can learn to trust God with our finances, our relationships, and with our needs. Is there an area in your life where God is calling you to trust Him more? The way to build your trust is to make a daily decision: "today I will trust Him."