I shut the car door and with a deep sigh lay my head down upon the sun warmed steering wheel. It had been a long day. I was tired. My kids had struggled. My husband and I were bickering.
The tears began to trickle from my eyes.
You are simply NOT enough, I thought to myself.
You are not a good enough wife, or a good enough mom. You are certainly not a good enough friend. Your house is not clean enough, and there is never ENOUGH laundry done. Your garden has not been kept up enough, and your front lawn is not mowed enough. Your kids are not well behaved enough. Your house is not organized enough, and your brain doesn’t work well enough.
The word scrolled through my head like a 1990’s computer screen saver that wouldn’t stop.
How can I possibly BE ENOUGH? I felt alone and hopeless in that moment. For, I felt weary from giving all that I could already.
And then, these words came to mind, “You are not alone.”
“Don’t be afraid, because I am with you. Don’t be intimidated; I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will support you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
You see, on my own I will never be enough. It’s impossible. But, with my God, who never leaves me, I am ENO UGH.
I am ENOUGH because He looked down and He chose me.
I am ENOUGH because He poured out his very life that I might live.
I am ENOUGH because He is my strength and my helper.
I am ENOUGH because I belong to the King of the universe.
And, you my friend, with Him on your side, you are ENOUGH too.
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2