Yesterday I shared with you that fear almost took my legs out from under me during our adoption process. Fear of the unknown. Fear of what is out of my control. Fear of the what-if's and the not-enoughs.
Lately, as I've shared more of my story with friends, I keep hearing the same words echoed back to me. I'm not alone in feeling held prisoner by fear. But I'm also not alone in realizing that this does not have to be our reality. •• As we put our faith in Christ, God promises to take care of us. NEVER to leave us. We know this, in our heads. But still we are so afraid in our hearts. Afraid of not enough.
1. That we will not *be* enough. This one is personal. (identity)
2. That we will not *have* enough. This one is provisional. (trust)
Both are an affront to who God is. The God who lives in us and shepherds us with utmost faithfulness and ability. He cannot be anything other than enough. HE is the God of more than enough. He is a good Father. And He promises abundant provision as we seek Him. Whether that's provision of wisdom in a hard decision, energy in parenting, courage in new relationships, strength in weakness, financial provision, deliverance from crippling anxiety, joy in mourning... I've realized that I have to be able to say “ENOUGH!” in the mocking face of fear. "I've had enough!" Because fear holds me back no more. It is for freedom that I've been set free.
Because God is more than enough for me. And He will not fail to meet me when I call on Him.
The same is true for you dear friend.
"And God is able to make ALL GRACE ABOUND to you, that always having ALL SUFFICIENCY in EVERYTHING, you may have an ABUNDANCE for every good deed." 2 Cor. 9:8.
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