Is Jesus Enough to Get You Through the Lonely Moments?

is-jesus-enoughIs Jesus enough? If you are starting to wonder Lisa hopes this will touch your heart.

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.” (Isaiah 40:28)

Considering this is the week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day here in the USA, I considered what message would reflect my heart. I recalled hearing Anne Graham Lotz’s “Just Give Me Jesus” message many years ago. As we look around our table this week–which may be empty or full–Jesus is still all we need.

I recently read a comment on our web site about how God doesn’t feel like enough sometimes. This woman shared from her heart how she knew that God was supposed to be enough. However, we were also made to be surrounded by other people and sometimes . . . having just God didn’t provide the comfort she was searching for. I know that loneliness can feel unbearable at times. And some of you may even be surrounded by people during the holidays, and yet . . . still feel incredibly lonely.

There are times that our thoughts tell us, Jesus isn’t enough. You need someone to call you. You should have been invited to dinner today somewhere! There is no reason your friends haven’t come through for you or that your family is allowing you to be alone.

Please remember, these thoughts, though they may seem justified, are not from God. Because. . . Jesus is enough.

I know. . . it doesn’t always feel that way, but that doesn’t mean it’s untrue. Jesus is so much more than a comforter when we are lonely or the source of answers when we are confused.

Below the video is the written excerpt of “Just Give Me Jesus,” written by Anne Graham Lotz. When we say, “Just give me Jesus!” we are not settling, we are not saying “if all else fails just give me Jesus.” We are saying, “Jesus is all I need–because He is everything–everything holy, true, strong, compassionate. I hope that whatever your week holds this will remind you to pray “just give me Jesus!”

Start the video and then follow along below. May you have a joyful and joy-filled Thanksgiving!

–> Remember, if you are reading this in your email, you will not be able to watch any videos. It is not technically possible for us to embed a video in an email. But all you have to do it click on the title–which today is “Is Jesus Enough to Get You Through the Lonely Moments?” and you can watch any videos on our website. ~Lisa

He is enduringly strong,
He is entirely sincere,
He is eternally steadfast,
He is immortally gracious,
He is imperially powerful,
He is impartially merciful,
He is the greatest phenomena that has ever crossed the horizons of the globe,
He is God’s son,
He is the sinners’ savior,
He is the captive’s ransom,
He is the breathe of life,
He is the centerpiece of civilization,
He stands in the solitude of Himself,
He is all gust and He is unique,
He is unparallel and He is unprecedented,
He is undisputed and He is undefiled,
He is unsurpassed and He is unshakeable,
He is the lofty idea in philosophy,
He is the highest personality in psychology,
He is the supreme subject in literature,
He is the unavoidable problem in higher criticism,
He is the fundamental doctrine of theology,
He is the cornerstone,
the capstone,
and the stumbling stone of all religion,
He is the miracle of the ages.

Just give me Jesus,

No means of measure can define His limitless love,
No far seeing telescope can bring Him to visibility the coastline of His shoreless supply,
No barrier can hinder Him from pouring out His blessings,
He forgives and He forgets,
He creates and He cleanses,
He restores and He rebuilds,
He heals and helps,
He reconciles and He redeems,
He comforts and He carries,
He lifts and He loves,
He is the God of the second chance,
the fat chance,
the slim chance and the no chance.

Just give me Jesus

He discharges debtors,
He delivers the captives,
He defends the feeble,
He blesses the young,
He serves the unfortunate,
He regards the ancient,
He rewards the diligent,
He beautifies the meek,
He is the key to knowledge,
He is the fountain of life,
He is the wellspring of joy,
He is the storehouse of wisdom,
He is the foundation of faith,
He is the doorway of deliverance,
He is the pathway to peace,
He is the roadway of righteousness,
He is the gateway to glory,
He is the highway to happiness.

Just give me Jesus.

He supplies strength to the weary,
He increases power to the faint,
He offers escape to the tempted,
He sympathizes with the hurting,
He saves the hopeless,
He shields the helpless,
He sustains the homeless,
He gives purpose to the aimless,
He gives reason to our meaninglessness,
He gives fulfillment to our emptiness,
He gives light in the darkness,
Comfort in the loneliness,
Fruit in the bareness,
Future to the hopeless,
Life to the lifeless.

Just give me Jesus.

He guards the young,
He seeks the stray,
He finds the lost,
He guides the faithful,
He rights the wrong,
He avenges the abused,
He defends the weak,
He comforts the oppressed,
He welcomes the prodigal,
He heals the sick,
He cleanses the dirty,
He beautifies the meek,
He restores the failure,
He mends the broken,
He blesses the poor,
He fills the empty,
He clothes the naked,
He satisfies the hungry,
He elevates the humble,
He forgives the sinner,
And He raises the dead.

Just give me Jesus.

His office is manifold and His promise is sure His life is matchless and His goodness is limitless His mercy is enough and his grace is sufficient. His reign is righteous,
His yolk is easy and His burden is light,
He is indestructible,
He is indescribable,
He is incomprehensible,
He is inescapable,
He is invincible,
He is irresistible,
He is irrefutable,
I can’t get him out of my mind and I can’t get him out of my heart,
I can’t outlive him and I can’t live without him.

The Pharisees couldn’t stand Him but found they couldn’t stop Him,
Satan tried to tempt Him but found he couldn’t trip Him
Pilot examined Him on trial but found no fault in Him,
The Romans crucified Him but couldn’t take His life,
Death couldn’t handle Him and the grave couldn’t hold Him.

Just give me Jesus.

He had no predecessor and He will have no successor,
He is the lion and He is the lamb,
He is man and he is God,
He is the seven waking,
He is the King of the Jews-that’s a racial king.
He is the King of Israel-that’s a national king.
He is the King of Righteousness-that’s a moral king.
He is the King of Ages-that’s an eternal king.
He is the King of Heaven-that’s a universal king.
He is the King of Glory-that’s a celestial king.
He is the Kings and the Lord of Lords.

Just give me Jesus!

Copyright: Anne Graham Lotz

About the author:
Lisa Copen is the founder of Rest Ministries and she lives in San Diego with her husband and son. She is gradually learning how to balance motherhood, family, illness, and ministry, but she still knows it will be a lifetime lesson. You can see the books she has written, including, Why Can’t I Make People Understand? at the Rest Ministries shop, which is a good fit for times like this when just a tiny bit of bitterness or frustration seeps into your heart because of your circumstances. Let Lisa guide you through the steps of finding peace. She has made her share of mistakes and hopes you can learn from them and save yourself a bit of heartache.

Take a moment to tell us how the video about made you feel. What emotions swirled around as you listened?

This is based on a devotional Lisa shares in 2012, but she updated it and hopes it touches you in a fresh way today.

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