IS GOD IS ENOUGH?

He who has God has everything; he who have everything but God has nothing.
St. Augustine

We have all, at some time or another, asked the question, “Is God really enough?”. We sing of the sufficiency of God through songs and old hymns, we even preach it and yet when we find ourselves at a point of exhaustion and despair, we question his sufficiency. Ask yourself, if I lost everything and didn’t have anything and God was the only thing, how sure am I that I would still have everything? If your answer to the question is a straightforward no, or even if you are undecided, here are four reasons why God is enough for us all.

1.  He Listens When No One Else Will
God has time, limitless time, even if you were to talk to him all day long. You just cannot tire him out. God never says ‘I am too busy,’ or ‘Sorry could we do this some other time, or ‘not this problem again!’ You are always first on God’s list and nothing you say will ever sound silly or repeated to him. I have had friends in the past who I wouldn’t dare talk to about a problem over and over, or even a problem similar to the one had I had previously sought their counsel. I do not know of anyone else so patient and trustworthy. The God of the Bible is also called El Roi, or otherwise the God who sees and hears his children. It is so easy to feel neglected and forgotten by God in this lifetime, particularly, in times of difficulty and uncertainty. You must remember that God is a God who will never stop
seeking you out.

1 John 5:14
This is the confidence we have in approaching God, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

2. God Knows You Thoroughly and Loves You Anyway

Let me be the first to admit that I am not lovable at times, in fact, I am a hard person to love but God loves me when I do not even like myself. I sometimes like to imagine God as a friend who cares enough to plan good and pleasurable things for me even when I do not deserve them and to accept me every I come back from some purposeless adventure with sin. It baffles me even more that this friend loved me enough, thought I was worthy enough to have come into this would in a body like my own and offer it in death in exchange for my life.
I am convinced that God’s character is consistently loving and good, even when circumstances would have me think otherwise. It is important to know and to rest assured that nothing can happen to you unless it’s passed by him first. And although we like to think that we plan and control our own lives, God determines every aspect of it. Now, rather than moaning when things do not please me, I try to quiet my mind with the memory of all God’s goodness to me in the past.

Psalms 8:4
What is man that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
Jeremiah 31:3
The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

3. God Acts Powerfully on Your Behalf
Read Daniel 6

The story of Daniel and the lion’s den is one of the most familiar stories of the Old Testament. It perfectly illustrates how God is able to save, deliver and rescue his children. Problems do have a way of disturbing us, especially when we try to handle them in our own strength. I am convinced that we never see God act on our behalf because we are too busy acting on our own behalf and yet he would have already determined a way out for us. In the case of Daniel, he was supposed to be lunch for the lions, but God had other plans. Remember that no evil scheme of man can ever separate you from the love of God. It does not matter who is against you or the plots made against you, stop worrying and start living. God commands you not to worry about your life or anything else for that matter.

Isaiah 64:4
For since the beginning of the world, men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides you, who acts for the one who waits for him.

4. God Craves Closeness with You

Intimacy with God has little to do with trying to live a blameless life, live by rules or traditions, it is not about what you do, how long you do it for or where you do it, but it is about knowing God for who he really is. When you know who God is and you love and respect him for who he is, you live a life pleasing to him. What I am trying to say is that living a blameless life is a direct result of time spent in God’s presence.

Moreover, God longs to spend time with us and He wants us to see Him as a God who desires to bless his children. Intimacy with God inevitably leads to us seeing and believing that God is good, generous, warm and receptive unlike anything and anyone you have ever come into contact with.

Lamentations 3:25
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks him.

Application

1. Psalms encourage us to begin each day by lifting our voice to the Lord (5:3); to fill our day with conversations with God (55:17); and in the face of accusations and slander, to give ourselves totally to prayer (109:4).
2. Quit asking little, ‘please bless and help so and so’ prayers. There is way too much power in God’s name to be making small requests and partitions. Make huge requests only God can answer and watch him respond and act powerfully on your behalf because he can and you will find that he does.
3. Think ahead, pray ahead, plan ahead, but don’t worry ahead. Trust in God to provide and keep you. He knows your every need. There has never been, nor will there ever be a time when God is not aware of what you need.
Verse Bank
Jeremiah 23:23, Lamentations 3:25, Mark 11:24, Ephesians 1:3
Philippians 4:13, Philippians 4:19-20

Stay Blessed and God Bless xo

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