Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.
I’m sure we’ve all heard of children who carry around a blanket with them, a ‘safety blanket’, to protect them from danger and ‘hold’ them while they try to sleep.
I’m sure even as adults, we all hold onto things we believe give us reassurance, or turn to people who we feel give us the security or safety we seek.
We know the only person we can always rely on 100% of the time, and provide that reassurance and safety we seek, is God. So why do we still try and ‘go it alone’, and only turn to God when we’re in trouble?
In Isaiah 41:13, God calls us to find our rest in Him:
For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.’Isaiah 41:13
Why don’t we trust God, that he is more than enough for us, all the time? Maybe we need to put away our ‘security blankets’ and instead lift our eyes to God and remind ourselves that He alone can provide all we need.
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;Psalm 62:5-8
my hope comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honour depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.
Find reassurance in the knowledge that God is More Than Just Enough for each of us, in every situation.
Be still and know that he is God Even on a dark night like tonight Do you think he forgot And do you think he doesn’t care Well he does And he’s more than just enough I know you’re going through this alone You Knock so hard on that door but still there’s no one home But he will answer you And answer you with love And that’s why He’s more than just enough You are more than just enough You are more than just enough Even when times get rough You’re more than just enough Hard tears and a heavy heart Everything is slipping away You’re falling apart But he gazes down at you Beaming with love Saying “child, You’re more than just enough” You are more than just enough You are more than just enough Even when times get tough You’re more than just enough There are times I feel the life Slipping through my hands And my thoughts provoke my tears As I try to understand That your hands sustain me You love remains the only thing worth living for That’s why you’re more You’re more than just enough You are more than just enough You are more than just enough Even when times get rough You’re more than just You are more than just You are more than just enough You are more than just enough Please be more than just enough