Someone in my church once contributed during Sunday School, “When you realize God is all you have, you’ll understand that He is all you need”. The teacher tried to take a few moments to explain the depth of that statement. He tried, but words failed him. That statement however hasn’t left me. My mind wanders back to it every now and then. “When you realize God is all you have, you’ll understand that He is all you need”. When life corners you into a tight spot, between the proverbial rock and a hard place, and it seems there’s no way out. We’ve all been there. We’ve experienced this one way or the other.
When bills or fees are due and it seems you may have to sell the clothes on your back to make ends meet. Or when you’re not sure where your next meal is coming from. Or when you’re faced with a grave illness that puzzles even the best of doctors, who tell you there’s nothing else they can do for you. Or when you’re faced with an exam that feels as foreign as the Chinese language, even though you’ve spent the last couple of weeks studying, eating and drinking and even dreaming about the subject. When you’re looking for a job and no hope in sight because they keep requiring you to have at least three years experience for an entry level job. Or when nature keeps reminding of your desire to have a spouse but no suitable sister or brother is in sight. Yeah, we’ve all been there. A rock and a hard place.
Now there’s this thing called faith. A simple five letter word that is easily tossed about. But faith, faith is powerful. The realization that God is all you have is faith. Knowing that in between that rock and hard place, your only option, your only alternative is having God. But who better to have on your size than God. God who knew you before you were born. God who loves you more than anyone ever could. God who being the Master Planner has a good and expected end for you. God who can shield from the fire and protect from the flood. God who can make nothing out of something. God who can bring every wall of Jericho down in a second or part any Red Sea in a flash. God with whom NOTHING is impossible, except to fail.
Take a moment to think about that. God. In control. Of your situation.
And who better to have when stuck between a rock and a hard place. Who better?
No worries. God’s got your back. He’s got this. Let go and let Him. He doesn’t need your help to figure out a way through. He doesn’t need you to worry about your plan of action. Let it go. Let Him.
When you realize God is all you have, you’ll understand that He is all you need.
Side note: I don’t know if someone reading this will be blessed or if I am only just writing this to encourage myself. But if one other person can be encouraged from this write-up, that will be one more reason for me to smile. Thank you taking the time.