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And my God will meet all your needs according
to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

I look back with joy to a time when I clearly saw what God can do with the insufficient.  Our two oldest daughters were nearing college age. We estimated the cost of their education, determined how much we could save and the figures didn’t match. Our funds seemed insufficient.

My husband and I determined I shouldn’t go back to work, unless it was absolutely necessary, so that I could spend time with our three daughters and continue a ministry to which God had called me. We decided to do our best at saving money and trust God with the results.

During that time, I noticed that the carpet in the hall increasingly looked worn and dirty. Though I cleaned it often, the carpet was beyond help. One day I remarked to my husband, “If I could do one thing to this house, I would replace the hall carpet.” I knew we couldn’t, for we didn’t have the money.

A few months later, my youngest daughter and I were kneeling by her bed for prayers. I noticed the carpet in her room was warm, and then I realized it was wet.
Another wet spot was in the bathroom. The pipes under our house had corroded and leaked.

The end of a long story is that our insurance company gave us money to repair the damage caused by the leaking pipes. Because Don and I did much of the work, we were able to lay new tile floors in the hall, bathrooms, den and kitchen. And, yes, when it came time for college, our funds were sufficient.

We worship a God who can do above all we ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). Many times I have asked and not received. However, I trust God, who knows my needs and what is best. How thankful I am for His gift during a difficult time that convinced me He is a God who can take the insufficient and make it sufficient.

Lord, You are faithful. You are the Multiplier of the insufficient. Thank You that I can trust You for my needs.

Jan Burkhart

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