At a time when I allowed my own strength and ability get me through God pressed on me Isaiah 46: 4, (conveniently on the morning I turned 23)
New King James Version (NKJV)
4 Even to your old age, I am He,
And even to gray hairs I will carry you!
I have made, and I will bear;
Even I will carry, and will deliver you
Following God as our main purpose and priority in life is not easy. At some point in time, it’s going to be hard to stay true to faith over what we can see or understand. That’s because in the world and culture we live in, we have the enemy convincing us that where we are now is not temporary, that there is no such thing as ‘a heaven’, no opportunity to see God face to face. Satan has us thinking that Jesus can only be enough momentarily; that God can only loves us when we’re good, that God can’t be the answer to everything.
The life and suffering of Jesus is a proof of Isaiah 46: 4. In other biblical versions the word ‘sustain’ is used in the verse. To sustain something is to nourish, to support, to strengthen. To sustain something can also mean ‘to undergo, or suffer’. God sent Jesus, who not only provided a solution through life, He sent Jesus to also sustain our sufferings, sustain the worst of it on our behalf. Jesus bears the pains of sin, carries the weight of our failures so that we live to freedom – that’s deliverance: the act of being rescued, or ‘set free’.
God is sufficient. He is enough.
Hope you’ve had a very blessed Easter Celebration!