- He provided oil for the widow – enough to feed her family and pay her debts.
- He provided a ram for Abraham in the place of sacrificing his son, Isaac.
- He turned water into wine to save the honor of the wedding host.
- He brings joy from mourning, beauty from ashes and hope from despair.
- He freely gave me the greatest gift in the world…salvation.
Through divorce, through unemployment, through struggles at work, through struggles at home…God has never left my side. Every time I look back on my life, He is there, without fail! Yet, in the moment, I often forget this and stress and worry become my companions. Oh, how I long for peace and joy to be with me more often.
I spend a great deal of time feeling like the man in Mark 9 whose son had an unclean spirit. He cried out to Jesus, “I believe; help my unbelief!” I am certain that I would have been Peter – crazy enough to get out of the boat but then quickly distracted by the wind and waves. My prayer is to be more like the thief on the cross who simply saw Jesus as He is and without hesitation claimed that He was the Son of God. What peace he must have experienced in the midst of excruciating pain and humiliation!
MY GOD IS ENOUGH!
He is enough when the bills are due.
He is enough when family life is stressful and confusing.
He is enough when work projects and conversations don’t turn out as I planned them to.
He is enough when the weight of the world is on my shoulders and I don’t remember where to turn.
He is enough.
I don’t know about you, but I need to post this reminder on my phone, my rear-view mirror, my checkbook and everywhere else in life where the storm tends to seem bigger than my God! Be encouraged that He sees and knows you, that He is for you, and that He is more than enough!
Lord, it is far too easy to see my lack and to forget that You are my source. Remind me daily that You are enough and that all I need to do is keep my eyes firmly fixed on You. May peace and joy replace worry and stress as I stand firmly knowing that You are enough. Amen!