He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
The sinful nature will always rise up and cry, “Do I have enough?” Enough time? Enough money? Enough strength? Enough determination? Enough intelligence?
Here is the key to keep us from fretting over whether or not we have enough: We must keep our focus on Jesus, who has more than enough, not only to meet our every need but to give us “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).
Jesus has more than enough of everything we need to do all that God is calling us to do with freedom, joy, and faithfulness to Him. Jesus has more than enough power, strength, wisdom, comfort, forgiveness, grace, mercy, and love to give us, and all these are available to us simply for the asking! Jesus has more than enough for you, me, and for the entire universe at all times. As you read these words, He is “sustaining all things by his powerful word” (Hebrews 1:3). Jesus is never diminished, never weakened, never lessened, and never reduced.
The remarkable and miraculous story of the little boy with the five loaves and two fish is a source of great comfort and challenge for us today. With this small amount, Jesus fed the five thousand with plenty left over. And what Jesus did back then, He is doing today in our lives. When the doctor calls us in and gives us an unfavorable report, Jesus is more than enough. When we find ourselves in the “down” part of our company’s downsizing, Jesus is more than enough. When the wheels have come off the track in our family relationships, Jesus is more than enough. Regardless of the difficulties we are facing, if we will bring them to Jesus, we will find He is more than enough. Jesus will fill our emptiness. Jesus will heal our hurts. Jesus will strengthen our weakness. Jesus will calm our fears. Jesus will dismantle our doubts. Jesus is not only more than enough to get us through whatever it is we are going through, He will leave behind more than we had at the beginning!
Remember, Jesus is for you. Jesus is with you. Jesus is in you. He did not bring you this far not to leave you here. Jesus has promised that the good work He began in you He will bring to completion, and that work requires going through some times when you feel like you don’t have enough to persevere. When you do feel that way, think again! You have Jesus, and His grace is more than enough to sustain you through your weakness.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!