Food on the Table...story number 22 out of 50 from my book, My Walk with the Lord

Psalm 37.25 "I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread."

During a period of unemployment the money was scarce. I was a single parent with three growing children to feed. As I read my Bible that morning, the above scripture spoke to my heart. We were down to a couple of cans of beans and some grits. I went to the Lord and asked Him to send us some money to buy food or send us some groceries, someway, somehow. I told no one except the Lord about the extreme lack of food.

That evening, the children and I went to church. It was a good time of worship of the Lord. When the service ended, most of those in attendance gathered around the altar and made our requests known to God. As I rose from my knees, I had the peace that passes all understanding and the blessed assurance that everything was going to be okay. This event happened right before Thanksgiving.

When we arrived home, one of my daughters entered the house, and I heard her shout, "Praise the Lord!" I went in and looked on the table. It was practically groaning from the load of groceries piled on it. I opened the refrigerator and it too was full. God had moved on someone to help us in our time of need. That person has a great reward in Heaven! This event not only increased my faith but helped my children's faith increase. God is faithful!

Luke 11.3 "Give us day by day our daily bread."

Irvin L. Rozier, author of My Walk with the Lord, email

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