The first five words tell us something great is in store–“And he said unto me“. To think that the One who spoke all of creation into existence would speak to us is thrilling. Here we see the Creator communicating with the creature. He speaks out of love, as our Father, with infinite wisdom. We would be fools to not listen.
Here we see a sufficient supply. George Everard wrote, ” It has been spoken of as an ‘elastic’ promise. The word ‘sufficient’ may not sound great, but it stretches according to a man’s necessity. A Christian’s need may be great today–and the word ‘sufficient’ reaches it still. The grace is still sufficient for the greater need–as for the lesser”.
Here is a promise that will help you get up in the morning, keep going through the day, and give you rest at bedtime. It is a promise for all seasons, able to assist with every need. It will give you a peace that passeth all understanding, joy unspeakable and full of glory, and a hope that is steadfast and sure. There are no words to describe the greatness of its value. The more I think about it the more I think of it. It is as a well that never runs dry.
This precious promise reveals a reason for my suffering, a remedy for my weakness, and rejoicing in my trials. I know of nothing that is its equal when it comes to help in time of trouble. It is assurance of aid from the One who is “able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think” ( Eph. 3:20) ). It is when we are at our lowest and weakest that this grace is given. When we have no resources of our own we can rely upon the abundant supply of God’s resources that are never diminished ( Phil. 4:19)–HDS