At church recently one of our leaders was sharing on allowing Jesus to be enough in our lives. I sat and listened and thought, “that’s a great little message,” and I appreciated it in the moment it was spoken to us. It wasn’t until days later when I had a few moments and was left alone with my personal thoughts and took inventory of some hurts in my life and even some losses that this “little message” hit me like a ton of bricks. My eyes could not hold back the tears and it was as if a dam broke and the floods came.
I just sat and prayed quietly asking God for His peace, His strength and then a simple, yet profound message was brought to my remembrance, “Let Jesus be enough right now, let Him be enough.”
I don’t use the “Jesus Card” as a pass or my faith as a crutch. Being a believer does not make life perfect or pain obsolete. Putting faith in God is not pixie dust that is sprinkled instantly turning hardships into rainbows and sunshine. It’s a very deliberate decision to trust God no matter what you see with your eyes and all the more what you feel.
In that moment where I felt alone and overwhelmed, I had a decision to make. I could either be “in my feelings” or activate my faith. Faith says, “I am never alone and that He will never leave me or forsake me.” Faith says, “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Faith says, “I always win and I am more than a conqueror.” What more could I want or need in life? I’m on the winning team and serve a God who is all powerful and undefeated!
There is nothing wrong with having a moment and giving yourself permission to process what you feel but DON’T STAY THERE! In the areas where I sulk over what isn’t right in my life I’m actually demonstrating an ungrateful heart towards a Father who moved heaven and earth to restore love to my life.
I have so much to be grateful for and every good thing in my life has come from a loving Father. It is very true that I have things in my life today that I prayed about for years. There is always something more that is desired or a situation you wished were better, but no matter the circumstance, no matter the obstacle, there is someone who has all you will ever need. This year let Jesus be enough in all areas of your life!