Life is full of experiences that often make us wonder if what we have is enough. Our thoughts begin to race, causing us to ask “Am I enough?” “Do I have what it takes for this situation?”
We may even find ourselves saying, “Lord, I can’t see how this can ever be enough.”
But what exactly is the meaning of enough?
Enough is an adverb that is defined as: in or to a degree or quantity that satisfies or that is sufficient or necessary for satisfaction.
As I reflected on the definition, the word that stuck out to me was sufficient, which is derived from a Latin word that means “to meet the need.” When I saw the Latin definition, I immediately thought of the Lord, and how He is El-Shaddai- The All-Sufficient One.
He is sufficient to, and for, everything. He can meet our every need. He is infinitely able.
During this season of my life, I’ve had the opportunity of experiencing this “more than enough” attribute of the Lord, which has beckoned me into a deeper and closer relationship with Him.
I’ve seen Him be everything I need. Every time I’ve needed it.
“And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him],and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.
2 Corinthians 9:8 AMP
He’s there when I need a friend and sticks closer than any brother. When I need provision, He’s my provider. When I need healing, He’s my healer. When I am anxious, He gives me His peace. When I need wisdom, He gives me clarity. When I am weak, He is my strength. He’s my comforter when I’m disappointed. When I am afraid, He is my refuge, my strong tower. He’s my more than enough.
“but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 AMP
Because He is my all-in-all, I do not need to look to anything or anyone else to satisfy me. His satisfaction is the only guarantee. He is my consolation. My hope is in Him, therefore my hope will not be put to shame.
“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:5 NIV
Experiencing the glorious characteristics I mentioned above did not come without cost. I had to surrender my will for His and be willing to give up control- which I didn’t have any anyway.
Now I can’t see as far as the day I’m living in, but I’m relying on the Lord to show me the way each day.
Lord knows I never thought I would say this, but I’m grateful for the adversity He’s allowed because now I have learned that He is an all-sufficient God, who’s more than enough no matter my need.
Lord, thank you for being everything we need. Thank you that we can call on you and you always hear us. You created all things and are above all things. There is nothing that is too hard for you. You are all-sufficient. You lack nothing. Thank you that You are able to meet all of our needs, big or small. What a blessing it is to have a Heavenly Father who loves unconditionally, never gives up on us, and who desires to always give us His best.