Enough defined by Webster is “equal to what is needed”.  Growing up it seems Mom and Dad and the Lord above always supplied enough, or equal to what was needed.  We didn’t have a lot and to be honest some might think us poor but we always had enough. We didn’t dine on steak every night, sometimes the meal was meager but now looking back we always had enough.  I never went without clean clothes, always enough.  Every time I needed a little extra for stuff when possible it was supplied, always enough.

     I didn’t get to finish college, Mom was sick, Dad lost his job, I had to quit school but I had enough training to always find a job….it was always enough.

     I would imagine you have similar stories that in your life our Father above always provided enough…equal to what was needed.

     I’m reminded of the great drought during the line of wicked Kings in the lives of the children of Israel.  Remember when Elijah came to the little town of Zarephath as the Lord instructed?   He didn’t find a long line of those ready to help but what he did find was a widow woman at the gates of the city gathering sticks, preparing to start a fire, bake a cake so she and her son could eat their last meal and die. After the request from the prophet for her to fetch him some water and a little cake, she in anger confessed that a little meal in the barrel and a small amount of oil in the cruse was all of the food stuff available and that would never be enough to sustain their lives.  

      Sometimes in our times of inadequate faith we think our problems so large and insurmountable that no help is enough or available for us.  But the preacher encouraged her with this truth found in 1st. Kings 17:14.  “For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until  the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth”.  And the encouragement proved true for the scripture tells us that the barrel of meal wasted not nor the cruse of oil did not fail but provided sustenance enough for her, her son and her family.  When she went to the barrel everyday it was not flowing over with meal nor was the cruse running over with oil.  Truth is everyday the Lord provided enough. 

Even though nearly three thousand years have passed since this wonderful story the Lord still provides provision for His children and truly He provides enough.  He provides the needs of His children and always will.  David brings the entire subject of enough to fruition when he writes in Psalm 37:25 the following…..”I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”  Why?   Because the Lord always blesses His children with enough.


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