“And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord” (Deut. 8:2-3). When the Lord said “to humble you and test you,” He meant “to measure you.” When He said “to know what was in your heart,” He meant that they would find themselves coming short of God’s standard. All of their pain and failures were allowed by God to lead them to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. They were pushed beyond their capacity in order that they would be escorted to eat divine food. Not to “live by bread alone” meant not to live by the natural life. God was seeking to escort them to Himself, to learn to live by Him as their source and supply.In the same way, God humbles us through environments that we cannot cope with. It is at those junctures that we need to quickly trust Him! The feelings of “too large a task!” are the escort leading us to Christ. We need to recognize these escorts and allow them to guide us to live by manna, by Christ as our bread!