By Nancy Virden (c)2022
We see it quite often on T-shirts and in memes. The message usually reads, “I am enough” or something similar. While we can get tangled in internal conflict about our worth, the idea of being enough is appealing. The problem is, it may not always be true, at least not in every possible scenario.
I was disappointed when Captain Marvel came on the scene in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The conflict between good and evil is what makes any superhero movie interesting. Captain Marvel, capable of god-like powers, could not be challenged. Where is the fun in that? (I am sorry, Captain Marvel fans).
Life’s real conflicts are not so entertaining. We do not have god-like powers to fix everything that is broken. But we can know God! Near us in our most painful “I cannot”s is the God of the Bible, our Difference-maker. He is on our side. “I can’t” becomes our miracle when we add, “The Difference-maker can, and I’ll let him.”
When we feel insecure about what we have to offer to our families, job, and world, we are not thinking “I am enough.” Certainly, the T-shirts and memes are intended to remind us of hope and build our confidence.
I have found though, that a lack of confidence is not a problem when I walk in the power of God. Oh, if you do not know Jesus as your Savior, you cannot understand what I mean. And if you are a believer that does not comprehend this truth, search for it in prayer.
Two words that will change our insecurities are, “You can,” spoken in faith to the One True Almighty God. -COMMENTS WELCOME
Today’s Helpful Word
2 Samuel 22:2,3
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.
If you are feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, in the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or for a list of international suicide hotlines, go here.
If you are suicidal with a plan, immediately call 911 in the U.S. or go to your nearest emergency room. In the EU call 112. (For other international emergency numbers, go here ). Hope and help are yours!
Always the Fight Ministries (ATFM) has been displaying compassion for those fighting mental illness, addiction, or abuse since 2012. Nancy is the founder and voice of ATFM and openly shares her emotional resurrection from despair. NOTE: Nancy is not a doctor or a mental health professional, and speaks only from personal experience and observations. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental or behavioral health care.
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