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The greatest victory in life is the victory over self
In Job 19, we have a description of a man stripped of everything and in Job 29 that same man describing his life before he lost it all. Paul the Apostle spoke of losing all things in Phil. 3:8 and Jesus said in Luke 12:15 that "a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth." Paul the Apostle stated in Col. 3:4, "When Christ who is our life shall appear," indicating that Christ is our "all in all." If you have Christ and nothing else, He is enough! If you have everything but Christ, It is never enough! It is amazing how God sometimes allows the loss of things so we can recognize the most important thing? Health runs down; wealth runs out and sometimes friends fade away, but Christ is always enough! To really appreciate Christ as Lord and Saviour sometimes means the loss of all things dear. Sometimes the next chapter in life is the worst chapter in life, yet Christ is enough. Sometimes the most meaningful songs are born out of the most miserable experiences. Some of the most dedicated Christians are built out of the most dire circumstances. Some of the most valuable fruit in life is grown in the most volatile fields. Some of the most broken hearted people in life are some of the most open hearted people in life. They have found in all things, at all times, in all ways and for all purposes, Christ is enough. The same flame that hardens clay, melts steel and the same trouble that hardens one person, humbles another.
The same trial that drives one to Christ drives another from Him. The best response at all times and in all situations is: "Christ is enough!"
Have you found Him to be enough? See Job 1:20-22; 2:9-10; 3:1-3; 11; 10:1, 18-19; 13:6-18; 14:1, 10-15 and 19:23-27. When you have lost everthing near and dear and all you have left is Christ, you will find that He is enough!
We can face anything with Christ as Lord and Saviour and we face nothing successfully without Christ. When it comes time to face the trials of life, there is only one way to face them and come through with our faith intact. He must be our "all in all." It does not mean we do not hurt, or we fully understand. We fully commit! 1 Peter 4:19, "Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator."
Dear friend, In the midst of your trial, turn to Christ and you will find Him ENOUGH!