When God is not enough

Originally published Tuesday, 12 May 2015.

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31 

Have you ever felt like you were pretty good in your own strength? 

For me, I tend to get by with my spunky, full-of-life personality. Usually it keeps me from staying down. 

I wonder if you ever think about what gets you through the day. Your own strength? Coffee? Lots of coffee? 

Thankfully, our only hope is found in Christ. Eventually our strength runs out and we can’t imagine what it feels like to hope. It’s crazy how one minute we’re on top of the world, and the next we’re in a puddle on the floor. 

It’s the habits of spending time with God through reading the Bible, daily devotionals, prayer, and praise that keep you and me covered. 

Which leads me to my next question: How the heck is God not enough? If we know these things and even do them often, how is it that we lose our strength? Our hope? 

When you and I are in the midst of suffering, we need passionate patience. What do I mean by that? 

God can handle your passionate sobbing fits. He can handle your words—even when you feel like cussing. 

Stop pretending everything is okay. Just stop pretending. 

In all your worries and “what if’s” concerning the future, can you confidently say God has been faithful? You should because God is not one to change His mind or misdirect your paths. He keeps your feet from slipping, not once, not twice, but many, many times. 

Can the same be said of your life, even when God doesn’t feel like enough in the moment? 

Ponder: Has God ever felt like not enough in your life? 

Prayer: Dear God, Help me in my unbelief. Help me to see that you are, in fact, enough. No matter how big my trial, I ask you for help. Sustain me today, I pray. Amen. 

More about the author of this devotional: 

The devotional above was written by my friend Renee Fisher and is right from the pages of her new devotional book called “Faithbook of God”. It includes 366 devotionals like this one and it’s for sale on Amazon.

Renee Fisher is an author, Certified Christian Life Coach, social media consultant, and speaker. She is the founding editor of DevotionalDiva.com, co-creator of Quarter Life Conference, and a graduate of Biola University. Renee’s mission in life is to spur others forward (Heb. 10:24). She lives in San Diego with her adoring husband Marc and their fur child named Star. Connect at ReneeFisher.com.

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