In a worship conference several years back I heard Rita Springer say…

“You’ll never know that God is all you need until you reach a point where God is all you have.”

Actually, you don’t have to lose everything to learn this. It just takes one sudden storm.

You can have lots of friends or lots of money or lots of success, and one crisis is able to bring you face-to-face with the realization that none of it matters.

In these times you learn that, no matter how much stuff is in your life, God really is all you have.

The good news is, though, that God really is all you need.

He comes to you in your weakest moments. He comforts you and reminds you of his never-ending love. Where you have failed him, he is quick to forgive.

And he remains near to you through it all.

This is why the psalmist could say,

I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. (Psalm 57:1)

As your week begins, keep in mind that all you truly need, you already have.

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