Enough

By Doug Markle of Beloved Lord Ministries

Matthew 14:13-21 | 13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15 Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17 They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” 18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.” 19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

 

“I can’t do it.”  “I don’t have anything left.”  “I am at the end of my rope.”

 

Have you ever said any of these things?  I have.  Here is my inspiring message for today.  Are you ready for it?  It is profound.

 

You are right.  You don’t have enough.

 

I know.  That is not very uplifting is it.  God never designed us to be able to handle everything without Him.  He knows that we do not have enough.  You can’t, but He can through you.  You don’t have enough, but He will multiply what you have so that it is more than enough.  You can’t see how it will happen, but He sees how He will use you to bless those that He has placed in your life.  We can choose to live in defeat and never step out or we can choose to live in faith that He will provide for what He called us to do.

 

Prayer: Loving Lord, I trust you to provide because I know that I don’t have enough by myself, but I also know that you have called me to this so I will keep going in faith.

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