Press Release: Face Daily Struggles with God's Manna
An upcoming Bible study tells of the experiences of the Israelites and shares how the Creator blesses believers with His gifts.
Most everyone faces the wilderness of daily struggles that leave their hearts empty and aching. With author Lindsay Hausch’s new women’s Bible study, God’s Provision in a Wilderness World, readers will focus on the promises and presence of Jesus in God’s Word. The study also describes how Scripture speaks of manna, which is a reminder throughout His Word that His mercies are new every morning.
“God rained down from heaven bread that was sweet like honey on starving people,” writes Hausch. “For those people and us, God’s manna is a gift wrapped in struggle—a bittersweet blessing of God’s alien goodness kissing His people’s wounds. The example of God providing manna invites us to look at our present life—with its bittersweet beauty—and see how our Creator is blessing us with His gifts in our everyday struggles.”
When using this Bible study, readers will learn to prepare their hearts for gratitude. The study is broken into eight weeks, with five Bible studies per week, for a total of forty studies. Readers are invited to study at their own pace, either with a small group or on their own. Hausch also gives several opportunities throughout the Bible study to encourage readers to pause and engage before moving on to the next study, including “Write It on Your Heart,” “Invitation,” “Daily Bread,” and “Say Grace.”
“By thoughtfully asking meaningful questions and guiding the reader directly to Scripture, Lindsay invites us to a deeper understanding of our heavenly Father as the daily bread that we truly need most,” says Jennifer Hein, Leadership Essentials coaching & content leader at PLI. “Her relatable style of speaking as practitioner (rather than expert) made me feel like I was engaging this study with a friend on the journey.”
Visit books.cph.org/gods-provision-in-a-wilderness-world for more information. Contact Erica Sontag to schedule an interview with the author.
Praise for God’s Provision in a Wilderness World
Lindsay Hausch masterfully explains the Israelites’ struggle to grasp their new wilderness reality and helps the reader apply it to today’s world. Our modern situation often feels like a wilderness of new and unwelcome changes. It’s easy to read Exodus quickly and feel a bit superior to the complaining Israelites. Yet we, too, find ways to ignore God’s amazing presence in our lives. Lindsay’s insightful, interactive study gives us a closer look at what the Israelites were experiencing and how their broken, human reactions shine the message of God’s grace into our own lives.
–Ursula Sohns, pastor’s wife and retired English professor
God’s Provision in a Wilderness World is such a comfort for those of us going through a wilderness season. Lindsay reminds us, so gently and with such encouragement, that while there will be seasons of our life filled with doubts, unknowns, trials, and loss, God’s promise to never forsake us still rings true. God is here, walking alongside us. This study digs deep into the Israelites’ journey and helps us see how just as God provided what they needed during their time in the wilderness, He will, and does, do that for us too.
–Faith Doerr, first grade teacher at Concordia Academy in Omaha, Nebraska, and writer of “Imperfectly Perfect Living” blog
On any given day, we are acutely aware of life’s challenges. Lindsay tackles the trials we face by pointing us to God’s soul-tending grace. Her writing style flows as she provides her genuine personal perspective along with biblical stories and truths, always bringing the focus back to God’s provision, care, love, and grace. Lindsay follows that with reflection/discussion questions—and response opportunities—that allow the reader to apply God’s truth in daily life and give Him thanks. I am looking forward to journaling my way through this study, finding security and refreshment in God’s promises, and praising Him.
–Eden Keefe, Visual Faith® Ministry coach and creative design team member
Whether you find yourself in a wilderness season now, emerging from one, or eager to support a loved one navigating a time of wandering in their own personal wilderness, this study is like manna for the reader’s spirit. By thoughtfully asking meaningful questions and guiding the reader directly to Scripture, Lindsay invites us to a deeper understanding of our heavenly Father as the daily bread that we truly need most. Her relatable style of speaking as practitioner (rather than expert) made me feel like I was engaging this study with a friend on the journey.
–Jennifer Hein, Leadership Essentials coaching & content leader, PLI
About the Author
Lindsay Hausch is the author of Take Heart: God’s Comfort for Anxious Thoughts. She loves mentoring women, supporting and partnering with her husband, a full-time pastor, and staying at home with her three littles. In her cracks of free time, Lindsay devours books and wrestles to write meaningful words. Follow her journey at lindsayhausch.com or find her on Facebook; she loves making new friends.
Concordia Publishing House (CPH) is the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For 150 years, CPH has been providing individuals, churches, and schools with products that are faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. From books and Bibles to church supplies, curriculum, and software, CPH offers over 10,000 products to support the proclamation of the Gospel worldwide. Visit CPH online at cph.org.