Ever had days or even entire seasons of your life where you just don’t feel on top of your game? If you’re a millennial, feeling painfully #notenough might even seem like the story of your life. As part of the largest and most educated generation in history, you find yourself embroiled in fiercer-than-ever job competition, and that the college diploma you slogged so hard for isn’t as valuable as you thought it was. Not just that—you’re drowning in thousands of dollars of student loan debt.
But did you know that our Lord Jesus understands what you’re going through perfectly, and He’s got the way out?
Jesus was once faced with a situation of overwhelming demands as well. But there was something He did which turned it into one of overflowing supply. The good news is, as a believer, you can do it too because He lives in you (Galatians 2:20).
He was once approached by a crowd of over 5,000 people, and the only food He’d to give them were five loaves of bread and two fish (you can check out the story in John 6). Anyone would despair in such a situation—but Jesus’s response was out of this world. He got the people to sit down, took the loaves and gave thanks. (John 6:11)
In other words, Jesus got a different perspective. He turned His eyes from the blindingly visible lack, and unto His heavenly Father who, though invisible, was very present, willing and able to pour out His more-than-enough supply into the situation.
That was just what happened—and spectacularly too. As Jesus and His disciples distributed the five loaves and two fish, the food multiplied until everyone ate to their fill, with 12 basketfuls of leftovers! Yes, He’s truly the God who can do anything, far more than we could ever imagine, guess, or request in our wildest dreams (Ephesians 3:20, MSG).
And what’s best is that the Lord gives us His supply in our everyday too. When His people, the Israelites were wandering in the wilderness, He provided them fresh manna every morning and quail every evening. (Exodus 16:13–16)
For that work presentation you’ve got tomorrow, He wants to give you all the favor and supply you need to ace it. For the debt that’s weighing on your mind, He wants to give you the supernatural wisdom and resources to pay it off restfully.
So will you get to know this amazing Savior in His Word today, and fill your heart with His largeness and His great love for you? It’s our prayer that you’ll come to realize how He is more than enough for all of your not-enoughs—and start winning in life.
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This clip is from Receive God’s Grace For All Of Life’s Demands (13 Oct 2013)
Categories: Fear & Worry, Grace, Insecurity & Validation, Provision & Supply, Stress, Work