Is God Enough?

Last week I ran a devotion on Girlfriends in God and got over 550 responses. I knew I was excited about the message, but I was blown away by how many other people were too.  So I didn’t want you to miss out.  Grab a cup of coffee and have a good read. Then leave your comments on my blog post and let me know if God is enough for you!

Here’s the Key Verse: “Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her,” (Ruth 1:14 NIV).

Have you ever been reading the Bible and suddenly something grabs hold of you so tightly, you know, oh you know, that God has opened your eyes to a new truth? That He has spoken to you loud and clear? Not through someone else, but directly to you? That happened to me this morning and I am compelled to write about it.

It was in the simply story of Naomi,Ruth and Orpah. How many times have I read this story, taught this story, pondered this passage, and yet, God still opened my eyes to something new.

Stand with me on the road back to Bethlehem as Ruth and Orpah are crying because their mother-in-law, Naomi, is headed back to Bethlehem. They both wanted to go with her, begged to go with her, pled to go with her.

But then Naomi said to the girls: “Return home, my daughters. Why would you come with me? Am I going to have any more sons, who could become your husbands? Return home, my daughters; I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me—even if I had a husband tonight and then gave birth to sons— would you wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? No, my daughters. It is more bitter for me than for you, because the LORD’s hand has turned against me!” (Ruth 1:11-13 NIV).

So Orpah turned around and went home. But Ruth replied: “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.” (Ruth 1 16-18 NIV).

Ruth, a Moabite, told Naomi, “Your God will be my God!” God was enough. She didn’t care if there was no husband, no future, no provision. She was not turning her back on Naomi. She was not turning her back on the God of Abraham. She was moving forward and trusting God!

There was nothing for Orpah in Bethlehem but God. There was nothing for Ruth in Bethlehem…but God. How many of us look at the future as Orpah did? We look ahead and it looks bleak, so we give up, turn around and go backwards…tuck our tails and go home?

How many of us look at the future, as Ruth did? She saw only God, and continued moving forward? How many of us, like Ruth, believe that God is enough?

I’m going to have to stop and pray right now: “God, I don’t see anything positive in this situation. I don’t see any hope. But I do see You and that’s enough. I’m moving forward…to Bethlehem…to the city whose name means, “House of Bread!”

(If you were sitting here with me as my fingers are flying over the keys, you would hear me preaching. No sweet little devotion today girls. I’m standing on my chair!)

How many of us are willing to be a Ruth? “God I don’t see what the future holds. I know others around me don’t see any future for me. I have Naomis in my life who tell me to turn around and go home. But God, you are enough. You are more than enough. You are all I need. I’m moving forward. I’m moving toward You!”

Ruth didn’t see anything bright in a future in Bethlehem. No husband, no home, no children. All she saw was God. And what did God give her in Bethlehem? He gave her a husband, a home, and children. All she saw was God…and God blessed her in ways that surprised everyone – including her own self.

And what happened to Orpah, the gal who turned around and went back home because she believed Naomi’s prediction of a bleak future? Who knows? We never heard about her again.

Let’s Pray
Dear God, no matter what anyone tells me today to try and discourage me from following hard after You, I am pressing forward. I am believing in You. I am trusting in You. I am clinging to You. You are more than enough.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn
There will always be Naomi-people who try to tell us to turn around and go home. Who tell us that God is not enough. But listen; sometimes it is not a person, but the devil, Satan himself. He will whisper in your ear. “Don’t depend on God to meet your needs, go here, go there, your chances are better getting ____________ on your own.” You can fill in that blank with husband, children, financial blessing, health, and just about anything.

If you are willing to be a Ruth today and stand with me and say… “God is enough. He is all I need,” then leave a comment and say with me…”God is enough!”  Then forward this post to at least 10 woman who need some encouragement today.

 

84 Responses to Is God Enough?

  1. Leanne Smith March 29, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Over the last several months, I have gone through some very difficult moments. My husband and I are on the verge of divorce due to chioces he has made that I cannot accept in my life. So many times I have tried to ignore those choices, make excuses…I turned to God two months ago hoping for answers. He has given me sign after sign that its time to move on but I had not obeyed. Yesterday, I got my final sign. I am ready to move forward, to believe God will provide for me and the 4 children we have now, not my husband. I may grow old and never marry again but….GOD IS ENOUGH!!! I love my Heavenly Father more than any man I have ever shared my life with. He has never left me, never hurt me or lied. He always is looking out for me, always loving me…even through my own sins, he has forgiven me. Thank you for sharing these words of encouragement. They were desperately needed!

  2. Nadine March 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    God is enough
    No matter what the storm in our lives today we must say. In thee Oh Lord do I put my trust.

  3. mindy scruggs April 2, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    this hits me between the ribs. im rather at a standstill in life today. things are very good, but i have been feeling restless, looking for ways to fulfill myself (new career? time for 1st child? foreign country ministry?… etc). but seriously, i see, God is enough for me!

  4. Mojisola April 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    God is Enough and I can boldly say it.

  5. LB April 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    I have had a very stormy marriage and even had Biblical grounds for divorce. I sought counsel from Pastors, Christian counselors and solid Christian friends. Even family members on both sides of our families offered their advice. Most of them, but not all, told me to leave with my 3 children and take care of myself; start over and remarry someday. As I sought wise counsel from God in His Word, He was telling me something quite different… trust, wait, lean on Me for your strength, I am going to repair and restore and make your husband (he is a Christian) the man of God I want him to be, wait and see what I will do, wait, Wait, WAIT and TRUST Me. The waiting was hard and seemed to never end, but God was enough for my daily needs and strength. Spring forward a few years. My husband returned home, is seeking God daily and even LEADS our community group. God has proved Himself ENOUGH for me over and over. I LOVE Him!

  6. Eyitayo April 4, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    God is enough

  7. toni ward April 4, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    GOD is enough,today is my birthday, I want a closer walk in my new year pray with me as I learn to wait on the Lord.

  8. Suzana April 4, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    This is my second eviction and I feel so bad for not trusting the Lord ins spite he provided a miraculous house in the firt one. We may be homeless by monday. I thank him. I try to not listen to the devil. The problem, I think, is that I never felt spirit-filled as I see so many christians saying.

  9. Natascha April 4, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    God is enough! We have been going through legal trouble for the last year. I lost my position, my house, our investments but God has provided everything we needed through it all. I have surrendered to him—God is more than enough. I have come to know for a fact that Jesus is all you need. If you have him, no matter the situation, you have more than enough.

  10. orry April 4, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    My God is more than Enough to solve all my problems and calm all storms around me.

    Right I believe strongly!

  11. Sophie April 4, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    I am battling depression right now, l need a secured email address l can send prayer points to you. A friend introduced me to this website and since then i am beliving God its for a purpose.

  12. Faith April 4, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Hello Sharon,
    I want to thank you first of all for your blog which is soo encouraging each time I read it.
    I want a pray request for my son Josh who just turned 30. He is trying to get a job but when he fills out a application they don’t even consider him due to his past. He is paying each day and knows he did wrong but needs to work if someone would give him a chance.
    I continue to pray myself with him but would love to have other people praying also. Prayer is the key! I so believe!
    Have a great Easter!
    Sincerely, Faith

  13. Maria April 4, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Thank God for this message today. It just put a fire under me. The truth is God is more than enough!! And i wll praiise Him because He is worthy of my praisé. Ámen

  14. Cindy April 4, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    I have been knocking and waiting for God to restore my marriage….trusting and believing that He is faithful. Thank you for your prayers.

  15. Debbie Krisak April 4, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    I know God is enough for me because I have experienced what it was without placing God first because everyone and everythng in my life controlled me. I was feeling worthless, making decisions without patience in waiting and listening to the Lord. I am worthy of God’s forgiveness as I have repented my sins. My family tells me Satan is in my heart, which is furtherest from the truth, and that I will going to hell. I have done nothing to deserve those comments. I am following the Lord and only the Lord.

  16. Rhonda Holden April 4, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Yes GOD IS ENOUGH!!!!!! I am going through a difficult time in my life right now. My husband and I are separated and I am just getting back to work after not working for 7 months. My finances are destroyed and I am trying to get my life back on the right track. GOD has been truly amazing!!!!!!!! Everytime my back is up against the wall. GOD IS RIGHT ON TIME!!!!!!! I am working full time and I need a part time job. I really do not want to work part time but I need more money to do what is needed at my household. I am praying and asking GOD to answer me about a part time job. I am praying that my son receive everything that he has worked hard for in his life. Please pray for me and my family. I enjoy reading Girlfriends In GOD and look forward to reading them everyday. Keep them coming.

    Peace and Blessings!

  17. Dmor April 4, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    God is enough! This post blessed me today! Thank you!

  18. Nancy April 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    I enjoy the “Girlfriends in God” daily devotions so much. They are a blessing and an encouragement. In today’s reading, it stated if there was something I would like to request you to help me pray about to put it in the comment section here. Please help me pray for my grandson Seth. He says he’s a Christian but he is so rebellious. He is almost 21 years old and is not very responsible either. He’s been raised in a Christian home but that doesn’t mean he is a Christian. I know sometimes people make a profession but don’t have the possession. I believe this will be revealed to him if he has not been truly saved. Thanks for your devotions and for your prayer for Seth.

  19. Janet April 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    How do you differentiate between something you should have asked the Lord about and just everyday decisions?

  20. Nikki April 4, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    Praying for a child but I can truly say that pregnant or not God is enough!

  21. mary April 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    GOD IS ENOUGH!!!!

  22. Lisa Goodman April 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    Over the past few months, I have struggled with one issue or another. I’ve lost my home, my car, and my father. There were days I didn’t want to go on, but I could hear my father in my ear telling me I must. I ask that you pray with and for me for a new home for my son and I. I know God has it all under control, but I would appreciate the prayers as well. Last year, I was pregnant and lost my child in my 9th month…I know we all have our battles and we all go through, but at this moment, I just need prayer. I know for myself that God is Enough!!!

    • Barbe April 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

      Lord I pray for this Lisa and her son. I pray that they would know You, love You and know that You are enough. I pray that You would bless them in ways that You know is good. I pray that Lisa will lean on You in the hard times, praise You in the good times and find You all the time. Be with Lisa’s son and bring him up to be a true man of God. Carry Lisa and her son when they need You to carry them through. I pray a hedge of protection around them so that the devils schemes can not enter and that they may not want to leave the comfort and safety of Your side in all things. Be with them today and always.
      In Your will and in Your name I pray…sweet Jesus. Amen.

  23. Kimberly April 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    I’m separated from my husband after 4 1/2 months. He is not a christian & because I knew him when we were kids, I was deceived by him. He told me that he was a recovered crack addict & had been homeless, eaten out of dumpsters, & appreciated God delivering him from that lifestyle. I bought him transportation to find a job. He lived here 4 months w/ no luck on getting one. He lied me many times & finally stayed out all night & came in to share w/ me that he had relapsed once again. He went to re-hab in Florida & I signed the truck over to his mother & filed for separation. I have had my #’s changed but am confused about following through w/ the divorce because I want to be pleasing to God. I know I did not wait on God when I took the vows w/ this man so what is the answer? I do call him because he e-mails me constantly & asks for me to call, but when I do, he’s so selfish & I believe every word in the Bible. I will not support any man. I furnished the home & ALL & he took advantage of my kindness. He cannot get a decent job because of his criminal background that I was unaware of until after marriage. I’m really torn so please give me your input. Thanks & God Bless.

    • Barbe April 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

      Sometimes a separation or divorce is permitted, because of hardness of heart. Your husband, according to your view point, is not repentive and is selfish. You can not put yourself and any future children in harms way. You need to stand on God’s promises and His truth. If separation will turn your husband around, then it must be so. If he still deosn’t…divorce may have to happen. But first pray, every day every moment you can.
      Lord God in Heaven, hallowed be Your name. I pray against the choices that this man has made and is continuing to make. I pray that a hedge of thorns be placed around him to keep the devil tied and bind as to not tempt this man. I pray Your holy spirit would urge, nudge and remind this man of Your goodness, mercy and love. That You sent Your only Son to die for him. Lord I pray You bring people around this man to show him the WAY. You are the Way. I pray patience, love and mercy for Kimberly. I pray that she give her issues to You, pray every day for You to change this man’s heart and life. I pray that Kimberly is faithful and strong in this time of trial and suffering. I pray that You carry her when needed and guide her when needed. I pray in Jesus name, amen.

  24. Lisa April 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    I am knocking, and trying so hard to wait for an answer…I feel the comfort of the Holy Spirit with me allowing me not to hit panic mode…yet…Please pray that I find a home for my daughters and I to rent. I was given a 28 day notice, made the decision to move in with the wonderful man I have been dating, but last saturday melted down and decided that was the wrong thing to do on several levels, morality being the biggest reason, setting a bad example for my girls another. I am desperately looking but have yet to find anything in the tiny college town where we live. Everything is either way too much money, or only one bedroom. I have everyone that I know in town searching for me, and I am getting calls, just not the right one yet. I know God will see and hear my need, hear me knocking, and open the door. When he does I will be standing with tears of thanksgiving streaming down my cheeks, those that only a mother can cry when she is desperately worried about finding a home for her children.

    • Roni April 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

      Lisa, I believe that God is going to honor your decision to do the Godly thing. Continue to live your life in the manner that is pleasing to God and he will give you the answers that you are seeking. I just prayed that God will give you and your children a safe and affordable place to stay. I also thanked him for doing it. Don’t wait until you get your answer, begin to praise and thank God now ,for answered prayers. Be blessed.

  25. connie April 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    WONDERFUL

  26. Idaline Meralus April 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    I face similar situation were my husband is telling me to slow down in the ministry God as called us to lead . He don’t want me to get involve to much . He “said just trust God In the years to come God will release me. I don’t believe he has my best interest in heart. I have a passion for the kingdom of God I don’t want to slow down in what am doing . God is enough for me. I want to do his will not what men think I should be doing . To slow down to me would be to find another alternative .

  27. Liz April 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    Hi Sharon. For many years (18) I have been suffering with back, leg and butt pain following a back injury and 2 surgeries.. I have taken every kind of painkiller known to man. I mean morphine, fentynil and now oxycontin. I am at the end of possibilities to treat this awful pain. I do see a pain management specialist. The final thing to try is a morphine pump implant. It is the size of a hockey puck and just about as heavy. A small tube will be pushed trhough the underlying tissues of my back where it will then be inserted into my spinal canal. This is something that I do not want. I’ve been praying for help and an answer but as far as I can tell, I don’t think He has answered me. I’m new to being a serious Christian and I don’t know if I’m praying right. Is there a right and or wrong way? I need somebodys help. Thank you for your daily emails from GiG. Liz.

  28. Roni April 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    I want to thank you for the GIG devontional. I read them and forward them to a group of people that I call girlfriends. I know most of the ladies that I forward the devtionals ,but some are people that I interviewed for jobs,and never took their names off my contact list. I was happy to see that no one blocked them from coming,and someof the ladies email and ask “where is my devotional?” on days when I don’t check my emails.
    The Lord dealt with me during a Bible study lesson and one of the questions asked,” Why do people lust for the world and the things of the world?” the scripture in James dealt with people becoming upset when they don;t get what they desire in the world. Imagine my shock when approx. 10 years ago at my dining room table, God the Father himself , had me in tears,because I know I heard him say to me .”AM I not enough?” I was stunned. The Lord revealed to me,that I while I was so obsessed with accusing my earthly father and stepfather,of not loving me and treating me like the other children in the family, that I had forgot that He -God was more than enough. He has more than enough love and more than enough of everything that I had been seeking from these men that I felt had done me wrong. He began to show me that by spending all this energy trying do get them to treat and love me right, that I was rejecting the more than enough Father that was waiting for me to recieve the love,position, stability assurance and other things that he Abba God was waiving right in front of me. The fact that he compared my obession with my earthly fathers to provide me right standing in their families to lust, overwhelmed me. To lust for something, is to desire something so badly that you are never satisfied. For God to rebuke me and show me how I was guilty of lusting for something that only he is capable of giving.
    So yes, God is completely enough and his gift to us The Bible, is the key to healing and restoration. I just spent time with both of my earthly fathers this past week. I am still in awe of the healing,forgiveness and restoration that God is pouring into our relationships. At one time these men barely acknowledged one another,now you may walk in on them both bent at the alter at the same church building. Our God is capable land able to do more than we can think to ask for.(Ephesians)

  29. Lynne April 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Dear God,
    How do I reach my young children today? I raised three daughters and was so proud of them. Now I am raising the three children of my deceased middle daughter, with the help of my husband. Every day we deal with the ODD, ADHD, the issues at school and daycare. How do we stop the 8 yr old from hurting teachers, caregivers, and other children? It’s been 3 1/2 years since our daughter went to be with you. The psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, and case worker have tried to help. He’s been kicked out of one daycare and is close to losing the privilege of the one he now attends. Please show us how to help him control his anger. The doctors continue to try a new mixture of drugs, but to no avail. Please help guide me to the correct source for the help he needs most.
    Jesus and Katie, please pray for our Kevin.
    Amen

  30. Andrea April 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    First of all, I really enjoy your devotions. It has become an inspirational way to start my mornings. I would appreciate any extra prayers asking God to guide me and my husband as we make decisions regarding my son’s life. He has epilepsy and has gone through all the seizure meds and combinations of them. We are once again at the decision process of – do we add this newest one to his cocktail of meds. We are weaning him off one of his three right now and his doctor has suggested/recommended the newest one available to start him on, however my husband and I are debating the side effects – mainly the aggressiveness and irritability. We have been dealing with his aggression with the one we are weaning him off of. He is bigger than me and his teachers, so aggressive behavior is no laughing matter, however, neither are his seizures. I have knocked, but can’t figure out if I heard a response or not.

  31. Kim Madison Dickey April 4, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    God is Enough!
    This message is very timely…and so needed. My future to me doesn’t look as promising as I desire it to be and yes the enemy stays on my shoulder whispering that it is better that I die than live and that I will not do anything God called me to do. But refocusing my attention on God and realizing each day that…He is enough! gives me more strength than I had the day before.

    God Bless You

    Minister K

  32. Ivy April 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    God is truly enough. As I pray for my recently college grad daughters to find a career in her chosen fields, i will continue to help her financially because He is enough. I know that He is moving/working on her behalf. I have been divorced for 20 yrs and I pray that God will send my soul mate—one that He have divinely created just for me. The past yr I have grown closer to God and I know that He is preparing me for just this person. Because I know that He is enough I have grown so much stronger as I have learned to wholly trust and depend on Him. Please continue to pray for me and my daughters.

  33. Rebekah H. April 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    Oh, how I needed these words this morning! I am about to start “Becoming A Woman Who Listens to God” and thought I’d visit your website. This post is exactly what I needed to hear today as I have been lamenting that here I am at 23 and have not even one prospect for a husband. I desperately want to be a wife and mother, but your post–your sermon–reminded me that GOD is what I desperately need–not a husband. If God is all I get, then I have all I need! Thank you for a very convicting and comforting message!

  34. Alexis Evans April 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    I thank you for this devotional as well as the Girlfriends in God devotional that was sent to my email this morning. I needed this, and like you said God spoke directly to me with your words. As a born again christ, fleeting from the path of evil, I sometimes feel alone and want to give up. I know in all things though God is with me, he will never forsake me and He knows whats best for me! And that is reassuring enough to keep moving along! Sometimes the road gets weary and this may cause me to take a glimpse back on my past but I know what is right from what is wrong so I press on! And with those strides to do right I pray that God will continue to bless me for doing His WIll. In the back of my mind, I know that God will grant me the desires of my heart if I do his will. So I wait on the Lord, and even that becomes hard. I’m waiting to finish college, waiting for that perfect job, waiting on my husband. I may not be ready for all those things but I look to God for a sign! And when it is not in what I assume to be a timely fashion I may push ahead. I just ask that God continues to direct me, and that he continues to be the head of my life because with out Him I would be where I was before, in this world, and a total mess! Please pray for me that I continue to seek Him, continue to obey Him, and let his light shine through me, because in the end its not about me, its about Him!!!

  35. jbc April 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Hi. I’ve read your article about waiting on God’s response. I feel like the article was especially written for me. I’ve been praying and asking God for guidance to help.me.make a decision. It has been 4 mos since I started praying but I really find it difficult to.make a decision. Pls pray for me that I would make the right decision. the choice that God wants me to make. In less than a week.. I have to finalize my decision and I pray that whatever decision I make.. I am lifting it all up to God. I pray that my decision is God’s will for me and would bring honor and glory to Him.

    In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

  36. Towanda McIntosh April 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    This is so true!!! I stand now knowing that GOD is MORE than Enough!!! He is ALL I need… Now, and Later!!!

  37. Gwen April 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    God is Enough!

  38. Sandy April 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Greetings Shsron,
    Yes, God is more than enough. Thank you for this message.
    I struggle with looking for work. I am financially
    dependant on my boyfriend and feel stuck. I just don’t feel this is where I am supposed.
    to be. It’s a very unsettling feeling, I’ve never been out of work in my life
    I’m 52 and just really need to find the place that is in God’s plan for me.
    It’s been extremely difficult financially, and I just keep praying and do have comfort in the fact that I have given this up in prayer. Blessings,
    Sandy

  39. Nicole April 4, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    God is enough! My husband was severely injured in Afghanistan last November, we have four children, two that we homeschool. We were moved quickly from Alaska to San Antonio Tx. Our life has been in chaos, but God is always faithful! Moving us on to huge things! His purpose and promisedland comin for our family! Can’t wait to see Him move!

  40. CONSTANCE April 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    I AM THE SINGLE MOTHER OF FOUR CHILDREN, 19,14,11, AND 8. MY DESIRE IS TO BE A WIFE. I WANT A HUSBAND THAT IS THRISTY FOR GOD. THAT CAN TKE CARE OF OF MY NEED PHYSICALLY, MENTAL, AND EMOTION. I HAVE BEEN GUITLY OF KNOCKING ON THE DOOR AND JUST WALKING INTO SEVERAL BAD RELATIONSHIPS. SO NOW FOR THE PAST YEAR I HAVE BEEN, I HAVE BEEN KNOCKING AND WAITING ON HIM TO ANSWER THE DOOR.

  41. Anon April 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    We have moved and are in a situation that we need to pull our 8 year old from Christian school and place her in a public school. She is very reluctant and frankly so are we. I have no fear of the lack of spiritual guidance despite the public school rules. We do quite well and instill a Christian lifestyle at home and through church. The public school is so large and its intimidating me so I know its intimidating her. I feel myself trying desperately to control this situation and I know that the Lord is in control. Bottom line, I am a wreck. It has me nearly sick and so concerned about her academics, her safety, her overall emotional well being. All she knows is the small Christian school she has attended and this is such an adjustment. I just need the Lord to be bold and clear in where it is she should be and to give me some kind of peace with whatever it is.

  42. Julia Hood April 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    I am requesting prayer and clarity for my family ,our health and our finances throughtout this year and for the health of my parents and brothers and sisters also.. thank you

  43. Lisa R April 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    Sharon, the GiG devotionals recently came to me at such a hard time in my life so truly appreciate the timely guidance & scripture! After 26 years of marriage my husband has succumbed to earthly pressures of financial hardship, sinful temptations & self interest to leave our family & marriage–he is so lost. I have purchased & read some of your books eagerly as well as have sought prayer & pastoral counsel along w/Christian therapist & Christian friends prayers. I pray more daily than ever before & YES, all get conflicting advice but have trusted the ‘wait’ & ‘patience’ of God’s words even though it is soooo hard! I am being pressured daily to ‘make a decision’ towards our businesses together & seeking a divorce — my answer is the same as i pray : I will trust in God to provide & no to divorce! I have not given up & new to all of this as I never had major ‘bumps’ in any road but didn’t seek or wait for HIS advice either so am embracing & clinging to Him! Please give me strength going forward & prayer for divine intervention as I can’t do this alone!! Please I need God to be enough & his strength when I am being constantly bombarded by evil around me.

  44. Janet April 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    I know my God is sufficient for me. Its been a struggle even feeding but I still believe my God liveth. I need you to pray with me for a new job that pays me sufficient to take care of my needs & a scholarship to pursue a Masters in peace & Conflict Studies or Gender Studies which is my TRUE passion but I don’t have money to pay for it.

    Dear Lord, Please Bless Sharon & everyone who are committed to bringing Your Word daily to me & many others for Your Edification.

    Amen

  45. Danielle April 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    I am asking for patience to wait on God after asking him to show me my next step. I recently took off a year stay home with my new baby. I am now trying to reenter the workforce again. I am school teacher and the school distrit has many openings but I am not sure where God wants me? I am obessed with calling and trying to get interviews at the best schools. I need prayer in the area of patience. He ha never left me and I know it will all work out. I have asked for God’s favor over these schools so I can invited in for an interview. I also get extremely anxious during interviews because I want the job so bad. Please pray for me thave faith and peace of mind. And then a new job.

  46. Beatrice April 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    God bless you. I have been praying for healing for my sick mum, and its been so difficult waiting for God’s answer, because she is getting worse. Thank you so much for sharing these encouraging words.I am definitly waiting patiently for God’s answer, and I know He wont fail me.God bess you.

  47. Jen April 5, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    Whether or not God wants me to get a new job and so many other things. What He has called me to do it great, but I need step by step planning.

  48. Sarah April 5, 2012 at 1:25 am #

    Praying for an answer to what next for my husband’s job. He has 2right now, but keeps insane hours with far too little sleep, and keeps having injuries as a result. We feel God wants him to have only 1 job, but don’t have the answer to if that is his own business or a promotion or new job.

  49. Grace April 5, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    HI Sharon, I stumbled on your blog while looking for daily scripture verses. I need God so desperately right now. My marriage is on the rocks for the past countless years. I have a terrible husband who doesnt treat me well and has cheated on me. We have 3 children. He was in prison for 4 yrs and when i was tempted to give up the marriage in my 2nd year of wait, God told me to be faithful and wait for my husband to come out. I did. But things did not turn out any better after he was released in March 2009. My church friends felt I was depending too much on my hubby for my happiness and losing focus on myself and God.
    Recently when we had another huge quarrel again. He suddenly didnt wanna help look aft the kids during the weekends(while i part time on a 2nd job) and blames me for giving birth to the kids when he told me to abort them as our financial situation does not allow us to have another 3rd kid. He then blames me for not earning enough and blames me for giving him n his mum burdens. I was totally heartbroken.
    He doesnt gimmi $ for the family(He gambles alot and i even took up bank loans to help him with his debts) and we are not staying together either.(We fought with each other 2yrs back and we separated since then so I can be safe) I know not what he’s doing at all and he just puts me down whenever he can. BUt at times, he’s so nice and sweet to me.Im exhausted by his emotion ups and downs…and managing the whole family by myself with insufficient income, im really collapsing. However I cannot give up bcos all my girls’ future are in my hands.
    I dont know if I should hold on to this marriage anymore as he kept saying if he had the $, he would do the divorce immediately. However when I asked(sms) him if he’s sure about that the next day,he says he doesnt really want that.
    He’s also resigned fr his current job and serving his notice, he refuses to share w me if he found another job and im worried he cant pay for the loans if he remains jobless next month.
    Im forcing myself to have the faith, but on the other hand IM thinking of giving up already.
    Then your daily scripture today says to pray and wait for GOd’s answers before moving on (to divorce)…I wonder if God is telling me to wait for HIs directions before rushing to the lawyer’s firm.
    Alot of my church friends thinks it’s pointless to wait on…they saw how i struggled through the years and even forgave him again and again…
    I guess I have to wait on and for now to trust in God and know that you have again confirmed in your msg that God is indeed enough & He’s all that I need!

  50. teresa April 5, 2012 at 3:17 am #

    I am a third year teacher and found out today that I will not be reappointed to my position….but God is enough. I’ve been wanting to relocate to another county and now seems like the time. Just need to know where is my bethelem. Please pray for me that God will give me direcution on when and where to go…I want to follow Him instead of my own selfish desires. Bless you and continue to inspire us with encouragem go……

  51. Renea April 5, 2012 at 3:25 am #

    I was aware of your website before but had not been on for months. I have been feeling stuck with living between AZ and TX. Originally, God instructed me to come back to Dallas a place I dread due to unhappy time prior to living there. I moved away from Dallas over 27 years ago hoping never to return. HE gave me an assignment to develop an enrichment ministry for women and girls. I had not been in fulltime ministry over 7 years and did not really want to start over again yet in a place I dislike. After getting laid off in Phoenix I was lead of the LORD to go back to Dallas. I had no job, kids or husband to consider so out of not wanting to miss GOD I moved back to Dallas. The first 3 months of living in Dallas I went on interviews but no job offers. I had bills and unemployment was running out. A friend called me from Phoenix and stated the pastors back there were not responding to her the way they did with me. She offered me a contract with thousands of dollars and since nothing was jumping off in Dallas, I said yes. I have been without an income for 2 ½ years and it’s not fun. I will not say GOD did not provide because HE did provide but I did use wisdom with the supply. Now, I am back in Dallas after being in AZ for 2 years after moving back and forward to Dallas. Living with a of 25 years friend who is driving me crazy because I don’t have a job or paying rent. I decided to go back to school and take up contract Law so I could live off of student loans. My life is stuck on hold and not going forward. My prayer is it’s me oh LORD standing in the need of prayer. A decision has to make now rather or not if I relocate again to an area from contract law is big for networking. I have to admit ministry in still a strong passion for me but I need to make a living. I cannot at this age afford for another lay-off. I looking for a job and trying to decide do I leave or not. When I was in AZ a Bishop called me and told me he had been praying for me and the LORD told him that HE has released me from Dallas, The bishop told me after I get to Dallas the LORD would instruct me of the next move or direction…yet I am confuse and still not knowing where to go. I know one thing this next move will be very important to my life going forward. After sitting one day thinking of going on a fast I was lead to go online and Google your Girlfriends Website. I felt like someone slapped me in the face after reading the words you wrote about waiting to hear from the LORD. I still feel stuck however; I have decided if I get a job in Dallas first I will take it. If I get a job somewhere else I will consider going there so I can survive. Maybe I what to go to the east coast for all the wrong reasons and perhaps contract isn’t really for me. But I do know my passion is there for KINGDOM work of our LORD. Now, I have read the second part of your devotional and decided to just ask GOD what to do. All I know is sometimes the answers can be in front of me but I don’t want to accept it. I want to reason it out and finally do it my way…the messed up way. Do I remain still and wait on the LORD while my friend is making remarks about me not helping with rent; no money; no gas and no funds for titling on Sunday, I heard a song that I accidently put in the CD player…”are you ready for change” and hearing from my mom that GOD told her I wasn’t listening. And I remain stuck.

  52. Dyanne Moore April 5, 2012 at 4:32 am #

    God is enough for me! And He is and that’s why I should be careful what a ask and waiting may be too late. I have cancer and sometimes the treatment take a yes or a no and it’s very hard. I have pain will you pray for me to make right choices in my treatment so I don’t end up weaker, I already had chemo/and radiation. This time I’ll just get the radiation since the chemo didn’t work. “Jesus is this what I am to do, I’ll wait on you, in Jesus name amen” thank you

  53. Mercy April 5, 2012 at 5:42 am #

    God is enough! I am facing challenges in my job regarding two looming promotions. At first things were very clear that I would possibly be promoted; This week, I overheard a girl in the office saying that I “lied about my qualifications, that I told management I possess a degree while all I have is secretarial training”. I did my degree with an international university that was not accredited nationally (which my former employer paid for)! So far, management has not asked me about this but my supervisor also treats me with such hatred. God has positioned me in such a place that my work through him does not go unnoticed. Pray with me that God hides me under his wing.

  54. Winny Awino April 5, 2012 at 6:23 am #

    God is enough He is all I need!!!!!!!!
    Amen Sharon May God bless you for the encouragement.
    Am blessed and want to remain a Ruth for the rest of my life.

  55. kwata April 5, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    YES

  56. maud mawoyo April 5, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    i was really encouraged, GOD IS MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR ME

  57. Kathy April 5, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    God is enough!!

  58. Yolanda April 5, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    God is Enough for me!
    Sharon, I thank you for allowing God to use you. I have been battling about moving to a place that have a place that specializes in Sickle Cell Anemia because I was recently curse out and told by a hospital doctor a diagnose of death by drug overdose and I had pnuemonia. Due to his lack of knowledge, he felt he could say and treat me unprofessionally. I cried at first but turned to God and begin to pray for both the Dr. and his family, that they do not have to go through what he took me through. Like you said others will be negative and most talked about lawyer but I know that God told me that “He will fight my battle” . I am still praying about this however, because there is a lack of knowledge about the disease and I shall live and not die. Sharon, I ask you could you pray with me and /or give me some guidance.

  59. Pearl Slaunwhite April 5, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    SHARON, I AM STANDING WITH YOU THAT “‘GOD IS ENOUGH'” I have been saved since 30 plus years. Right now I am going through a desert – all in the area of self-condemnation – satan knows my weakness – anxiety, IN THE DEPTHS OF MY SPRIT I KNOW THAT I KNOW THAT GOD IS ENOUGH!!!! THANK YOU AND BE BLESSED!!!!

  60. Lorraine Glach April 5, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    Thank you for your wonderful devotionals!

  61. Betty April 5, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Indeed God is enough for me no matter the circumstance i want to trust him all the way. Coz with him i can never fail. The growth part is not easy its painful. But id rather go through the pain with my savior than without him

  62. Cathy April 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    His Grace is sufficient for me. As I read the comments and prayer requests, I feel led to share just how wonderful our God has been to me. Sometimes we must be totally broken to let go of our strange attractions and addictions to the world. These addictions are not necessarily drugs or alcohol. I am 56, so have some time under my belt.. I returned to the Lord when I was about 48.After being married for 38 years, my husband found someone else online. How would I and my 13 year old son make it on a teacher salary? Then I was laid off. Without going into tons of long story details, God has miraculously supplied all our needs. Granted, he wanted us to learn what we could and could not live without, and my goodness, there is a lot of excess in our lives that we have grown to believe are necessities. One must open their heart and mind to allow the Holy Spirit to guide every little step, spend every penny, pray for others, serve others…then you see how greatly he provides. Every time we get down to having too little money, God steps in and covers my needs. We cannot depend on people.We all fail sometime. God is the only one who will not fail us. He will provide in a mighty way, but we MUST give him the glory. His Grace is TRULY

  63. Felecia Phillips April 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    Sharon,
    I LOVE Girlfrieds in God and the daily word! I read it at work each day and share with my girlfrieds who also love reading the stories presented. We are FANS! Thank you for the honest and heartfelt stories that accompany God’s word. They seem to put His word into perspective and I understand it so much better in this context. I didn’t see a place to just add a blanket comment, however I just couldn’t go another day without expressing how much I love reading Girlfriends in God and how it has impacted my life. Keep up the good work – we are all benefitting from your obedience!

  64. Milly Duran April 5, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    God is enough…..When they going gets tough rely on God…I am learning that….Thank you Jesus for your unconditional love…..

  65. Brenda April 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    I feel as though this story mirrors my life. My former mother-in-law has remained in my life for 24+ years (after her only son, whom I was married to for 7 months was killed in a car accident at the age of 23). She has gone through many seasons of terrible grief and loss (bitterness, becoming a workaholic, anger, resentment). I’ve never left her side and have been broken over what do to for her on many occasions.

    My compassion and determination for her have turned into remarkable blessings. God has supernaturally provided finances when my current husband and I were in the middle of adopting two russian orphans. We didn’t know how we were going to survive; but He always provided.

    God has supernaturally paid for the retail buildings we are renting where our home decor business has been operating for 15+ years. There have been many times and many reasons to quit; but I made up my mind that too many good things have begun here and it all belongs to God in the end (and if he wants it to continue He will provide).

    This passage about Naomi is about TRUST! Who will we TRUST? What voice will we be obedient to? It’s so important to surround yourself with people of God. God never let’s you down. He’s always on your side! Can you TRUST Him?

  66. Karen April 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    I am a witness that God is enough!!! He is my source!

  67. pamela April 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    God is Enough!!

  68. God is enough April 6, 2012 at 2:33 am #

    God is more than enough, for the past year my life is in tor mile but God’s mercies is keeping me that is why i haven’t let go

  69. Sharon April 6, 2012 at 2:36 am #

    God is more than enough to me, His mercies is keeping me form giving up

  70. Delores April 6, 2012 at 3:00 am #

    While Ruth was in her Mother’s womb God had a purpose and plan for her life just as he has for us. We need to Trust and Believe that God is Enough. God chose us and we need to choose Him.
    “God is Enough”

  71. Geri April 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    Amen To Delores’s comment…God is enough for me and He is all I want, He is all I want, and He is all I have..I had gotten out of a real bad situation about 5 yrs ago. One that I did not pray about, and made my own decision to remarry my ex-husband for the second time. I knew the evening of our remarriage that I had made a mistake. And regardless of my choice of remarrying him God showed me that He was not in it. My choice that is…My husband was always verbally abusive, mentally draining, and always unfaithful to our marriage..Instead of waiting another 17yrs to get out of the relationship I made the decision to leave just short of 2 yrs. He had molested my adult daughter after a day of all day drinking. God has since healed, restored, and reconciled my children and myself and our lives as a family…I am right now a single 54 yrs old mom of 5 adult children, and 2 teenage boys..My two youngest boys are my ex-husbands. I am so grateful to God for all that He has done in my life. And most of all for showing me that He is all that I need. And that His grace is sufficient for me in all that I face everyday..He isnt done with me yet but I sure know where I belong. Nearer to Thee everyday…God Bless all the Ruth’s

  72. Debi April 7, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    Oh Sharon!!!! My husband of 16 yrs, whom I adored, waited on, babied, gave my money and trust to suddenly shocked me with the fact that he was no longer ‘in love’ with me. He had made all the plans to leave me and even saw a lawyer and talked to his daughters about it and then had me withdraw another $23,000. out of my IRA for him. He told me that he wanted me to leave our home! Hah! He assured me, though, that if he died right then that he knew where he was going. It took me about 1 1/2 yrs but God opened my eyes to the fact that I did not put Him first. I had my husband as my god. Oh I knew that I thought that God was first all of that time. But, He wasn’t. Since then He has filled the void of losing my husband with a hunger for His word and a desire to draw as close to God as I can. As I draw nearer, He steps back a little making the desire even bigger!!! I cannot get enough! I don’t need anything on earth. I only need HIM!!!!!!

    • Sharon April 7, 2012 at 2:19 am #

      I’m so sorry that this has happened to you, but it sounds like God is meeting you right where you are? He is drawing you close!

  73. ann April 10, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    I have been reading your devotionals month now and loves everyone. I feel that they speaks directly to my situation and issues at the time. I mean every morning I read one of the posting it speaks to me. I have been seeking to have a meaningful relationship with God for some time now. It is amazing how the issues that we face can do just that. I feel without them God will not otherwise get our attention. My heart is broken and I just cannot seem to get over my hurt. You see I have been a single mother for almost 14 years. God has help me to raise my children to where they are teenagers getting ready to venture off in the world of higher education and all the things God has for them. I met a man about a year ago, I thought he was an answer to the prayer I have prayed for years. I believe him and hang on to his every word. I trusted him and when he said he love me. I love him even the more. There were time when I could have been spending my time with God that I ignore God and devoted my time with this man. The relationship was new and It was want I thought I needed at the time. I felt the Holy Spirit beckoning me to come to spend the time gaining strength and wisdom, but I did not. I got caught up. well months later in the relationship this man change without any inclination of it. It was months before he ever spoke to me and when he did, he had betrayed me to my mother building an even deeper wedge between me and mother in an already dysfunctional relationship. I am still soo hurt and my heart aches. My mother and I, I thought will always have issues, but for someone external, who I trusted to betray me like this was unforgiveable. How could He? We I reconcile with it, asking God for forgiveness for myself and for this man. I fasted 21 days for deliverance from this man, (at the end of that fast) he broke off the relationship, we were engaged. It hurts like hell, because even in it dysfunctionality I thought that we could have worked it out and that God was in it. We no longer have a relationship and after praying I still cannot get this man out of my head. I imagine how many women he might have hurt and how this might be a pattern for him and how could he live with himself calling himself a Christian man. I wondered and know that God has warned me several times and I ignore all the warning signs. What I have learned from all of this, is that the devil know our weakness, he has studies and use what he things we desires most to get to us, to destroy us, and 2 God want all of our attention, He wants us to put Him first and when we fail to do so, we suffer the consequences. I want a relationship with God, and I want to be as passionate as I was with this failed relationship. I want Jesus to walk with me to live the life I so longed for in Him. Thank you for your encouragement, please pray for me and my meaningful relationship with God.

  74. Alice April 10, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    God is enough!! I am learning to lean and depend on Him more each day! Thank you for the encouraging words:)

    • Olive April 11, 2012 at 9:46 am #

      Indeed God is more than enough, i have learned to trust in him for as ong as i live. As he promised in Jeremiah 29:11(For i know the plans that i have for you, plans to prosper and not to harm or destroy you).What can separate us from the love of the Lord , shall it be divorce , poverty or rejection. Nothing can separate us from his love because GOD U R MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR ME.!!!!!!

  75. Judy April 11, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    Yes, God is more than enough! Thank you for writing such wonderful material–very thought provoking.

  76. Marylus Ocalia April 16, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    God is indeed more than enough. Thank you for this message.

  77. Katy April 28, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Dear Sharon,
    thank you for being a great encourager to my faith walk.
    God was enough.
    God is is enough today.
    God is forever enough.

  78. Ton May 21, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    I thank God for the ability to have read and felt this devotional. God is truly good and being through tons of spiritual warfare I am truly a conqueror through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. To God be all the Glory.!!!

  79. Alisha December 5, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    God is enough!!!!!!! I have faith lord, continue on with me. In Jesus’ name amen!!!

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