Don’t look at what you lost, but look at what you have left. What you have is enough. One of my favorite illustrations is about a woman who saw the ocean for the first time and said, “Thank God for something in which there is enough.” In the south we say, “E’nuff.” The Lord told Paul, “My grace is sufficient (e’nuff) for thee” (2 Cor. 12:9). E’nuff means that His grace is and always will be sufficient for your need. His amazing unmerited, unearned, unexhaustible and undeserved grace will always be e’nuff. His grace remains unchanged and unlimited as it never diminishes or decreases. His amazing grace is e’nuff. Thank God…You have e’nuff health to enjoy another day. You have e’nuff wealth to support your needs. You have e’nuff strength for another day. You have e’nuff experience to learn from mistakes, and start again. You have e’nuff patience to know that this tragedy too shall pass. You have e’nuff charity to help those in need. You have e’nuff love to share with others. You have e’nuff faith to believe in God even when you do not understand. You have e’nuff contentment to be satisfied with such things as you have. Realize that the best things in life are not things, but people. You have e’nuff hope to know the best is yet to come. You have e’nuff wisdom to know that God is working all things together for your good, and His glory. You have e’nuff gratitude to be thankful in and for all things. You have e’nuff joy this day to rejoice and be glad in it. You have e’nuff friends to know they will be “there” when needed. You have e’nuff family to build many “more” good memories. You have e’nuff life to make the days ahead the best you have ever known. You have e’nuff breath to praise the Lord for the great things He hath done. What you have is e’nuff!
Again, don’t look at what you have lost, but be thankful for what is left. “be content “with such things as ye have” Contentment is a Choice. Contentment must be lived and learned. “For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content” (Heb. 13:5). As the Quaker observed a neighbor who had much but was never satisfied. He visited him and said, “Neighbor, if thee have need of anything, please come to see me – and I will tell thee how to live without it.” “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (I Thess. 5:18). Look at all your stuff (think then thank). What you have is e’nuff!
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