Friday, June 26, 2009

What if...God is Enough?

What if …God is more than enough?

I wonder what my life would look like if I really believed that God is enough.

Would there be greater peace?

Would there be abounding joy in my heart?

Would there be contentment?

What if, when my heart is breaking and the pain is more than I can possible bear, I run to Him? What if, there, under the shadow of His wings, I find His comfort is more than enough?

What if, when I feel so all alone, my heart longing for someone to understand, I turn to Him and find my faithful Friend? The One Who is always there, always listens, always cares, always has time for me. What if friendship with Jesus is more than enough?

What if, when I am terrified by the raging storms of life, I find that cleft in the Rock where I am sheltered from the storm? The place where no matter how fierce the wind and rain, there is a calm within because He is my Rock and my Fortress, my sheltering stronghold.
What if this Rock is more than enough?

What if the darkness is so dark you can actually feel it? What if I realize that even in this pitch like darkness He alone is my Lamp and He lightens my darkness? He is my Light and my Salvation whom shall I fear?
What if this Light is more than enough?

What if my heart is wounded so deeply by others? What if it’s my spouse, my child, my friend, my brother? What if those so close to me wound and hurt me? Who then do I turn to?

What if I turn to the One Who was wounded for me? The One Who, when He was insulted and reviled did not revile back or offer insult in return, but trusted Himself and everything to Him who judges fairly. What if I can trust this same ‘Him’ that Jesus trusted?

What if this Just and Holy God is more than enough?

What if I am confused and don’t know which way to turn? Every direction I look there is confusion and darkness. What if I just look up and trust in the Lord with all my heart, acknowledge Him in all my ways and know that He directs my path?

What if His leading, His direction is more than enough?

What if all my strength is gone?

What if I find myself so weak?

What if I am sick?

What if I am in constant physical pain?

What if I am so overwhelmed with the burdens of life?

What if my mind betrays me?

What if…

what if…

what if He,

the God of gods,

King of kings,

Lord of lords,

the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,

Jehovah Jireh,

Jehovah Shalom,

Jehovah Shammah,

Jehovah Rooi,

Jehovah Rapha,

the Great I AM,

the Alpha and the Omega,

the First and the Last,

the Holy One of Israel

…what if God is more than enough?


Mrs. Teapot said...

Dear Michele,

Thank you so much for sharing this post. The Lord knew I needed to read those very words because right now I can relate to many of those 'what ifs'. I have been encouraged and reminded that "God is more than enough".

Mrs. Teapot

Amanda Sikes said...

God continues to use you to speak to exactly where I am that day. This is so fitting for me right now. Thank You!!!

Anonymous said...

What an excellent post this a.m.! It brings one back down from the realm of "selfishness" and this post is a bright shining light that shows me just how "I" still have much more room to grow in "realizing God is enough"....Excellent Post...thank you so much this morning....the removal of the "what if" is a hard thing is it not? ;0)

carebear7951 said...

Wow. What astounding thoughts. I really needed that...just like I usually do need what I read in your blog. Thanks for posting your heart's thoughts...

Gloria said...

Yes! Yes! He is more than enough! He is all those things! So well said, Michelle. I can relate to this also. Hurt has been in my face this week. Running and hiding in Him was the balm for my soul.
Blessiings, friend,

busymomof10 said...

Beautiful post! Excellent challenge for all of us!

Linda said...

You Hit The Nail On The Head Sweet Sister!

GOD IS ENOUGH !!!!!!!!!

I felt like I was down there hiding in the cleft of the rock as I read this post.

Thank you so much for the comforting and encouraging words. You blessed me Michelle.

Love you,
Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Civilla said...

Amen! Google Rev. David Wilkerson's sermon from back in the 80's, "A Christless Pentecost." Goes along the same lines. What if all Christ offered was Himself?

Ellen said...

Wonderful post...just what I needed today!

Gombojav Tribe said...

This is really good! I'm going to share it with others!

Katie LaPierre said...

Great thought. What if we were Job and EVERYTHING were taken away (almost everything, his wife was left) how would we respond? If God were enough our response would be: The Lord gives and takes away."

I will have to keep this post near by for the next time I get pregnant. I throw up all nine months and I have 2 under 2 right now... If God is enough and HIs grace is sufficient then I should endure with JOY!