For almost everyone who is a professing Christian, the answer to the question posed in the title will undoubtedly be a resounding “Yes, of course He’s enough!” Perhaps this is how you would respond too and if so I’m thankful for it. However, I would like to ask you to consider the question again and perhaps internalize it a little more. It may need unwrapping just a bit.
God is everything in that He is the One Who created all things and in Whom all things have their life. Were it not for God, none of us would be breathing right now. Is He enough? Of course He is since He is the Substance and the Provider and the Maker and the Savior, etc. We must not underestimate these wonderful truths. But we’re still talking in theological and doctrinal terms. We need to look at the details of our lives. Do our actions, thoughts, desires and emotions all truly reflect that God is enough?
Lately God has been asking me whether or not He is really enough for my life…. Is He enough or do I also need the approval of my friends and family? Is He enough or do I also need to get this person to like me and love me? Is He enough or do I also need to be successful in business? Is He enough or do I really need to have a particular type of career? Is He enough or do I also need to make a name for myself?
Here’s one that might escape our examination if we’re not careful: Is He enough or do I also need to have a particular ministry or position within the Body of Christ? Wow, is it possible to have an inordinate desire to want to be in some type of ministry and still miss God and not have Him in His rightful place? Is it possible to feel like we’re just not ever going to be happy unless we can do this or that “thing” for Him? Yes. Is this what He wants? I don’t think so.
At the end of the day, God has to be enough. This is the only way to find contentment and peace regardless of our circumstances. It is the only way to appropriate the infinite love, grace and mercy that’s been shown to us. It doesn’t matter what the other “thing” is we feel we must have. if we feel that we just can’t be happy without God plus something, then we’re ultimately saying that He is not enough.