If All I Had Was Christ
"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." - 2 Corinthians 12:9
Sometimes we feel so alone. We can feel like our hope is lost and that we are without a future or purpose. I have even recently had these feeling and doubts. I’ve felt weak and helpless. These are the moments I find the real Jesus.
It’s hard not to associate the Lord with the blessings He give us. And though those gifts are from Him alone, they are not Him. What I mean by this is the blessings are sent to attest to His goodness, but they are only reflections of His goodness, like a mirror reflects the beauty around it. If you sit and experience life through the mirror, you’ll never know the fulness real life.
If I just see and experience God as the things I have, I can never know the real Jesus—the Jesus that gave His life for me and took all my brokenness and sin. Our savior is able to identify with us in our suffering. He was abandoned by His friends and even His Father when He hung on the cross. He has felt the weight of shame and sin—our shame and sin—so we could walk free.
In this moment, even now, He gives me beauty for ashes, strength for weakness. I’ve never known a love like His.
This is my prayer in the hard season: Lord meet me in my weakness. I trust that You are good, that You have me and my future in the palm of Your hands. If You are all I have, that is enough. If You are all that I’ll ever have, You will forever be enough!