Some years ago, someone dear to me was really ill and during the time the person in question was ill, it was a lonely moment. She would be alone when everyone had gone out, would pray, do everything she found strength to do and that was really the routine.
During this season of her life, I had the privilege of visiting and one of those days I saw the routines she had to engage in everyday alone and I thought to myself, in such a season as this and even beyond, the only person that can satisfy is Jesus because I felt it was painful being restricted to a spot.
O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is. Psalms 63:1 (Amplified Version).
This above Psalm is coming from someone who went through alot, from being alone with his father’s sheep while others had their own feel of “freedom” to running from Saul for fear of his life to his own son Absalom wanting to take over the throne. These transitions in David’s life clearly shows that he understood what it meant to long for others, for togetherness, for companionship and not get it yet these seasons of his life drew him deeper into intimacy with the Father such that he could say his longing was still for God in a dry and weary land, that is to say he had come to a point in his life where he clinged to one truth, ‘GOD IS MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR ME”
Sometimes nobody will understand, people won’t be there always but we must build a relationship with Jesus where even when everything shakes we will cling to the truth that Jesus is more than enough for us.
Because you are close to me and always available, my confidence will never be shaken, for I experience your wrap-around presence every moment. Psalms 16:8 (The Passion Translation).
It’s the relationship we have built with God that will sustain us and keep us from being shaken. We experience the glorious presence of Jesus in seasons when it feels like we have been deserted or those who are dear to our hearts are busy trying to make ends meet. People will not always be there but Jesus who is more than enough will always be with us.
Life will deal us a heavy blow but this truth must stand in our hearts, Jesus is more than enough.
He alone must be the One we long for, the One we cling to, the One we want.
So as you walk through your days on earth, remind and speak to yourself constantly that He (Jesus) is more than enough for you.
Only Jesus can fill that longing.
May our longing be for Jesus alone. Amen!
Have a bright week ahead!