Matthew 6:11

Give Us Our Daily Bread

Jesus was talking to his disciples, teaching them the Lord’s Prayer. He said, “[Father], give us today our daily bread.” Not weekly, or monthly but daily. In those days, starvation for many of them was just a day or two away. Receiving daily bread was very serious. Jesus taught his disciples this truth because circumstances in our lives can change so quickly. Therefore, we need to trust God on a moment by moment basis.

For example, I was at home last Saturday night, September 14th, getting ready to go to bed. I was drained over all that was happening to Fulton. He still had serious constipation and his temperature was not stable. My son was really suffering. I said to my wife, call the hospital and let’s see how he’s doing. As she was talking to the nurse, there was some noise of franticness in the background. The nurse said, “I’ve got to call the doctor, Fulton’s temperature has spiked at 103.” The news overwhelmed me. I was convinced Fulton was going to die that very night. I went to bed panicked, but trying desperately to believe God. Somehow, I drifted off to sleep. My wife woke me up two hours later with much better news. His temperature was several degrees lower and he had a major bowel movement. As I heard the news, deeply grateful, I fell back into sleep peacefully. God had taken care of the problem while I slept.

The words of Christ became clearer to me. We can trust God on a daily basis. He works even while we sleep. Fulton is doing well. He is now back in the nursing home. With medication, he continues to improve.

Perhaps you are struggling with a crisis in your life. Ask God to give you his daily bread. He will answer you. He will provide. I speak from experience.

Your Friend,

“Give us today our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11

5 thoughts on “Give Us Our Daily Bread

  1. I thank God for your ministry, Dawson! The heartbreak that you and your wife are daily facing with Fulton and his painful struggles are inconceivable to me. Yet, here you are ministering to hurting teens and to people like me who follow your ministry! Thank you! May the Lord continue to daily minister to you, to your wife, and to Fulton!

  2. Thank you so much Dawson for being transparent. Maybe it does not feel like it but God is using you to help others while going through the unbelievable problems with Fulton. I know your responses to the circumstances have helped me. Will continue to pray for you and your family.

  3. Praises to God, and his life giving bread Dawson! Your story reminds me of this passage that God personally blessed me with:…..”As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and BREAD for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
    Isaiah 55:10‭-‬11

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