May 12, 2016We sing a song in church that is called "Christ is Enough". It's a powerful song which declares that no matter what is happening in my life, no matter what I am lacking or needing, that Christ is always enough for me.
In thinking of this song I am reminded of Paul's words when sharing that there was an issue in his life that he called a "thorn in the flesh". He says he asked God three times to take this issue from him and this is what Paul records that God said to him, "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 weakness, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 2Cor. 12:9
In essence Paul was told by God that "I am enough for you". Paul didn't get the answer he wanted but he got the answer he needed.
I had a conversation with someone going through a difficult moment when their faith was being tested. They said to me that they sing this song Christ Is Enough but they were doubting whether they could fully mean it as they sang it. The great thing about what God said to Paul and about this song is that we may at times struggle believing that Christ is enough; but when God said "My grace is sufficient for you", He was ultimately saying, "I am enough for you".
I felt led to say to this person that they may be in doubt about whether Jesus was enough, but God meant it when He said He was enough for us and whether we are sure or not, God would come through because He is faithful when we are faithless.
So friends, God means what he says even when at times we don't mean what we sing.