We often hear that Jesus Christ is enough. When those deep questions come and we wonder why we struggle with unanswerable questions and unsolvable problems, is he still all we need? How can we know?
I have been struggling now for almost three years trusting in Ephesians 3:20: Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.
I have asked God many times for what I wanted and was sure he wanted as well. While he has not answered at all like I thought he would, I have grown to know him so much better as I have rehearsed his word over and over and waited on him. I continue to wait to see the wonder of what he will do.
God’s Word is true and it is alive. When we truly know him as our Lord and Savior, we long to know him more and more, and that knowledge comes through his Word. He has given us a Teacher (the Holy Spirit) to instruct us in much the same way as we learn in school–little by little. At first, we are thrilled to know that we can hear him speaking to us when we read a verse or chapter. A little learning creates a hunger for more and we underline the verse that has spoken to us so we can find it again. That verse may bring up a thought, like “hope”, which we can then search more about in the concordance, from our bookshelf or online. Scriptures that have special meaning to us go over and over in our mind. That is called meditating. God gives practical insights. It is his Word and he is in it. As practice increases, desire increases because we are getting to know our God more and more.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is enough. In him we have amazing favor and mercy given to us. We have forgiveness for all our shortcomings. The rich and generous favour of our God is upon us. He lavishes his wisdom and practical insights on us. He assures us of our amazing inheritance that no one can take away because it is sealed with the stamp of his Holy Spirit who is the guarantee of our inheritance.
When we struggle, when we question, when we are overwhelmed, we have all the riches of our Lord Jesus Christ for our need. Let’s get to know him more and more through his Word.
Prayer: Father God, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen
Scripture to read and meditate on: Ephesians 1:17-19
A Song to listen to: All is Well by Robin Mark
Contributed by Leone Thomas