Am I Enough
One spring night I was driving home from a women’s ministry meeting on a dark curvy road. The moon provided a serene light upon the rolling hills. It was one of those moments when I relished the silence. No one was calling my name. Well, not out loud, that is.
The Lord whispered one question, “Am I enough?”
A deep sadness hit me square within my heart.
Lord, I want to cry yes, but I know you have a reason for asking me…
I felt very much like Peter when the Lord asked him three times, “Peter, do you love me?
Peter kept replying, “Yes Lord, You know I do.”
The Lord replied, “Then feed my sheep Peter.”
I wish I had received a reply that night, but I did not. The Lord left me to answer the question myself. Is God enough?
God’s Word tells me that He is rich in mercy and His grace is sufficient. It tells me that His love never fails. It tells me that He will never leave me nor forsake me and that He is preparing an eternal home for me in heaven where there are no tears.
Isn’t that enough?
If you study God’s Word, it’s evident that Jesus asked a lot of questions—307 to be exact, according to Google (Ha! not the best biblical source, but sufficient for this purpose). I was surprised to see that he was asked 183 but only answered three. This makes it pretty obvious that to get to the heart of the matter one must ask questions like Jesus, but be slow to answer.
I can’t tell you the number of times that I have pondered the answer by asking myself these questions…
If the Lord is enough, why do I need hundreds of followers to like my posts on Facebook…?
If the Lord is enough, why do I need affirmation from others…?
If the Lord is enough, why do I worry about tomorrow…?
If the Lord is enough, why do I feel so alone at times…?
“But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works.” Psalm 73:28
But as for me…
That’s the key isn’t it? The Lord asked me because He wanted me to answer it. Why? So that I can do as the Psalmist above and tell of His works with deep conviction that indeed He is enough.
Now, it’s your turn to answer, “Is He enough?”
Thank you Rhonda, I am going to use one of your quotes in a lesson for ladies that I am preparing (if you don’t mind). Thinking of you and your family. Love ya
Well of course you can! Great to hear from you! Merry Christmas and much love to you and yours❤️
If we could recognize that YES! He is ENOUGH!
Yes Lyndi…you and I both know this all to well. I love you!
Rhonda, what comes to mind after reading such an authentic and personal reflection is the popular saying, “When Jesus is all you have, you realize He’s all you need.” I always thought that sounded real good and spiritual. Im not sure, however, I really knew this in the depths of my heart. But when He allowed me to be stripped of so much, I came kicking and screaming to a crossroads. Here I realized He was all I had. And after much wrestling, I realized He was all I needed. So do I now believe He is enough? He is. For sure. Without a doubt. And I’m grateful.