I hear the Saviour say,
“Thy strength indeed is small;
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all.”
Elvina Hall, ‘Jesus Paid It All’
Daily we are confronted with our weaknesses. Daily we are confronted with our limited knowledge, our limited resources, limited time and limited opportunities. We stare plainly at the truth that tells us we are not in control of life but many eyes are deceived to not see this. Pride rises up in us and we deceive ourselves into thinking we are self-sufficient. What joy and relief comes when we realise we need God and begin to joyfully proclaim that in you, God, I find my all in all.
In the Gospel of John we read
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind – John 1:4
The startling truth of the bible is that Jesus Christ is life and has life within himself, and that outside of him, outside of God, there is no life. He is the beginning and the end (Isaiah 44:6), He is God from everlasting to everlasting (Psalm 90:2). You can be deceived into thinking that you are in control, that life is all about you, your name and your glory but the universe itself is a proclamation of God’s greatness and indeed:
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. – Psalm 19:1
The more you come to know God, the more you will come to know yourself. As you focus on the power and sovereignty of Christ, you will see your own weaknesses and your desperate need for Him. To the unspiritual man this sounds like a fearful prospect, he will be pushed to let go of the control he has convinced himself he has. He cannot see the joy in surrendering to God.
The beauty in surrendering to God, in seeing that in Him alone you can indeed find your all in all, is that you can be rest assured that God is unchanging.
God will always be the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). God will always be faithful (Lamentations 3:22-23). God will always be righteous (Psalm 145:17). God will always be love (1 John 4:8). God will always be generous (Luke 12:32). God will always love you (Romans 8:39).
So when you know that you have Jesus, the Saviour, who loves you and gave Himself up on the cross for you, and when you know that He is all knowing and all sovereign, you will gladly fall on your knees and relinquish your stubborn heart which tells you that you are self-sufficient. In love and peace you will bow to the King of Kings, knowing that He is enough.