Keep and live out the entire commandment that I’m commanding you today so that you’ll live and prosper and enter and own the land that GOD promised to your ancestors. Remember every road that GOD led you on for those forty years in the wilderness, pushing you to your limits, testing you so that he would know what you were made of, whether you would keep his commandments or not. He put you through hard times. He made you go hungry. Then he fed you with manna, something neither you nor your parents knew anything about, so you would learn that men and women don’t live by bread only; we live by every word that comes from GOD’s mouth. Your clothes didn’t wear out and your feet didn’t blister those forty years. You learned deep in your heart that GOD disciplines you in the same ways a father disciplines his child.
Deuteronomy 8:1-5 MSG
What God teaches through this scripture is that life happens, and while it does he desires for us to trust that he has our back. God is a friend who goes through life with you; that’s what can develop our relationship with him if we let it.
What ups and downs are you going through and what does God want you to learn from them? How do you need to grow in relying on God?
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