God Is Enough
"The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower." (Psalm 18:2)
When was the last time you heard that word? Did your dad say it to stop your siblings from fighting? Did a teacher say it after asking for volunteers? Or did you say it when your mom asked if you wanted more dessert? "Enough" means that you don't need any more; you have all you need and cannot take any more. Can you imagine having enough video games to keep you busy for the rest of your life? How about having enough clothes, movies, money, or friends? You name it. It is hard to imagine having "enough" so that you could sit back and say, "There is nothing else I need or want."
The funny thing is, you already DO have "enough." Did you know that? Scripture says that God is enough. He is all you ever need. He is the Provider, the greatest Joy, Peace, and Life; He is everything you could ever need or want. He provides Living Water to satisfy your thirsts. He is the Bread of Life that can feed your soul (Isaiah 55:1-2). God knows all and is all. Friends, clothes, good grades, video games, and money will never be enough to make you happy. God is all you need. He is your Rock (Psalm 62:6), Fortress (Psalm 18:3), and Shepherd (Psalm 23) – He is GOD.
Job recognized that God was enough. Job 1 records that after Job heard that everything was taken from him – his oxen, donkeys, sheep, camels, servants, and children – he fell down on his knees and worshipped God. He did this because he knew that God was enough to sustain him in every situation. God was all that he needed.
What do you think you need? Are you thinking, "If I only had such-and-such, I would be happy!"? God is everything that you really want or need. He truly is enough.
God is all you ever need.
» What do I think I need to be happy?
» Do I trust God to be enough?
» How can I start depending on God to satisfy my needs?
Truth In Real Life
“Don’t rely too much on labels, for too often they are fables.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, often called “C.H.” Spurgeon, is known as the most famous British Baptist preacher in Christian history. Born on June 19, 1834, he has often been called “the Apostle Paul of his generation.” Remarkably, he was never taught to preach, yet he became the most popular preacher in all of London.
At age 15, he was walking home, when the sky above him suddenly opened into a terrible snowstorm. Looking for somewhere to stay warm until the storm passed, he ducked into a church building where a service was taking place. The preacher was reading Isaiah 45:22 about looking to Jesus as the substitute Lamb slain for our sins, and the simple message of it changed Charles Spurgeon’s whole worldview. God opened Spurgeon’s spiritual eyes so he could look to Jesus that day for salvation.
He began preaching at age 16. Soon, he was preaching to crowds of 10,000 at a time – and this was before microphones were invented! From the very beginning, Charles Spurgeon was a gifted speaker and a powerful preacher. By age 20 he had already preached over 600 times. At age 25, he built the famous Metropolitan Tabernacle which seated 5,000 for each service. Even that was not enough room, since usually 1,000 or so more people would have to stand outside the Tabernacle to listen.
People began to call Spurgeon “the Prince of Preachers,” and his sermons were published in written form like a newsletter each week. By the end of his life, he had preached more than 3,600 sermons and published over 49 books and commentaries.
He married Susannah and raised twin sons. With his family, he helped start the Pastor’s College and the Stockwell Orphanage. He often said, “I’d rather be poor in His service than rich in my own.”
What would you prefer? What would you like to be rich in – God’s service or man’s wealth?
Isaiah 45:22 – “Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.”