Keenly aware of my physical weaknesses and limitations—and the fact that I’m growing older
much more rapidly than I‘d like—each morning I open the cupboard and reach for an assortment of nutritional supplements to help provide what my body needs. Each formula has something that I need, but no one source is enough to provide all that I need.
How thankful I am that in my relationship with the living God, I can truly say that He alone is enough for my every need. I never have to ask, “Is He enough?”
His death on the cross is sufficient for my salvation. Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:25)
His strength is sufficient to overcome my weakness. Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, (Matthew 11:28)
His authority is sufficient to overcome my inadequacy. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me”. (Matthew 28:18)
His power is sufficient for any struggle I face. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. (Romans 8:26)
His strength is sufficient to pick me up when I fall. The LORD helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads. (Psalm 145:14)
His wisdom and knowledge are sufficient to direct my every step. But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold, (Job 23:10).
His grace is sufficient for my every need. But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
The words of 19th century author Hannah Whitall Smith sum it up well: “If God is what He would seem to be from His revealings; if He is indeed the “God of all comfort” (2 Cor.1:3); if He is our Shepherd; If He is really and truly our Father; if, in short, all the many aspects He has told us of His character and His ways are actually true, then we must come to the positive conviction that He is, in Himself alone, enough for all our needs and that we may safely rest in Him absolutely and forever.” (ANN SHORB)