“…I have cared for you since you were born. Yes, I carried you before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime—until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” – Isaiah 46:3-4.
Will Jesus provide for you? Are you struggling to believe it? When you do, the math doesn’t add up. Because when the hard knocks come, and they will, I need to ask myself one question in order to move on. “Is God enough?”
When I need to forgive someone for something that seems unforgivable, is God enough? When a loved one has cancer, is God enough? When I lose my job, is God enough? When I am in debt, is God enough? When I am reminded of my past mistakes, is God enough? When my health is declining, is God enough? When I am let down and disappointed in my life, is God enough? Yes He is.
“The one thing I ask of the Lord – the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock.” (Psalm 27:4-5)
In some cases, our dissatisfaction in life comes from thinking we need something more than we have, that what God has given us isn’t quite enough, that we are entitled to more. This is a lie from Satan. God is not a genie in a lamp, and we are not Aladdin. God is enough. The good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ is God will be enough on the sad days, and God will sustain us when we are weak. God will sustain us when we are confused. God will sustain us when we feel dry and desolate and angry and empty. God is enough. We don’t need more than Him and what He has already provided.
That will become obvious when we get to know God better. Not just getting to know Him as we think of Him, but getting to know Him as He truly is. That means studying God’s Word, learning more about His character (His love, mercy, faithfulness, power) so we have an accurate picture of who He is.
When life becomes more than you think you can handle, don’t quit. And certainly don’t believe the inaccuracies about God you may be entertaining in your head. Instead, ask yourself, “Is God enough for me?” If the answer is “yes” it will change everything.
- How has God been more than enough for you?
- What can you do today to remind yourself that God is enough?
- Is there a situation in your life that you need to turn over to the Lord?