Mick Jagger sang, “I don’t get no satisfaction.” Is that how you feel? If so, or if you know a Christian who seems to be always complaining, today’s devotional is just what is needed. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Genesis 33:11 (ESV)
11 Please accept my blessing that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.” Thus he urged him, and he took it.
“I am so weak, dear Lord, I cannot stand
One moment without thee!
But oh! the tenderness of thine enfolding!
And oh! the faithfulness of thine upholding!
And oh! the strength of thy right hand!
That strength is enough for me!
I am so needy, Lord, and yet I know
All fullness dwells in thee:
And hour by hour that never-failing treasure
Supplies and fills, in overflowing measure,
My least and greatest need; and so
Thy grace is enough for me!
It is so sweet to trust thy Word alone:
I do not ask to see
The unveiling of thy purpose, or the shining
Of future light on mysteries untwining:
Thy promise-roll is all my own, ―
Thy Word is enough for me!
The human heart asks love; but now I know
That my heart hath from thee,
All real, and full, and marvelous affection,
So near, so human; yet divine perfection
Thrills gloriously the mighty glow!
Thy love is enough for me!
There were strange soul-depths , restless, vast, and broad,
Unfathomed as the sea;
An infinite craving for some infinite stilling;
But now thy perfect love is perfect filling!
Lord Jesus Christ, my Lord, my God,
Thou art enough for me!”
[Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)]