What if you lost your job? Your money, your family, your health, your friends, your reputation? If one or all were lost, would God still be enough?
This really got me thinking, about what we really believe to be true. It all comes to the surface when we are put in the fire. When the pressure comes down on us, our beliefs are exposed. I think we have to get the understanding of “more than enough”; what it means and what it does not mean.
What do we normally associate the word “enough” with? You hear things like, “I’ve had enough.” This could mean I am finished with this, or I am putting an end to this. It could mean I am full, I’ve reached my max capacity or I don’t have room for more. If we put these meanings, with the meaning of God being enough, it doesn’t seem to fit. “Enough” is not synonymous with lacking in need. “Enough” does not mean we never hunger and thirst. “Enough” can’t mean that I am so full, I can’t have anymore.
So what does it mean? We are a needy people. We are a people that are created to worship. The apostle Paul says, “And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” God supplied the Israelites with manna every morning to supply their daily needs during the 40 year period in the desert. God provided. They couldn’t store it up for a month, they were only given what they needed right then and it sustained them, but you also know the story that they began to moan and groan about the manna not being satisfactory. They had set up idols in their hearts. They were focused on their circumstances and the present moment. They were looking at what was seen instead of what is not seen, the eternal things. When we take our eyes off of God we fall prey to looking to other things to meet the need, and we want more, more, and more of this thing, and it doesn’t really meet the need,. We need Him every moment of every day. The need is always there. The longing is always there. If you don’t fill up on Him, you can guarantee you will attempt to fill it up some other way, except you can’t fit a square peg in a round hole. We were created for Him and Him alone, and only that will fit. It will be enough. “Enough” covers the whole picture, past present, and future. All the fullness of life, meaning, and destiny are wrapped up in Him. So is He enough, the God who causes the sun to rise and set, the God who calms the storm, the God who gives us breath? He is enough! He is more than enough. Not only is He the completion, he also never runs out! We can never tire of filling up on Him.
So whatever trial, suffering, or hardship that you may be walking in, God is more than enough to carry you through it. He will supply all your needs. He doesn’t lie. Look not to things that are seen, but look to the things that are unseen. He is preparing an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)
Going back to “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” We were created to worship and enjoy God forever. He is eternally rich, rich in love, rich in power, rich in wisdom, rich in grace, rich in goodness, rich in patience, rich in joy, rich in peace, rich in kindness, rich in mercy, rich in faithfulness. God is rich in righteousness and holiness. Nothing can compare, How do we have access to this? Through Jesus.. Jesus is our mana. He is enough. He will sustain us. We need to keep our eyes looking to Him.
Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.