26 May 2013
Our All-Sufficient God
Is there anything too hard for God? Any problem too complex? Any tragedy too deep? Anything? Can your Lord handle your issues? Can He direct the affairs of men? What we need to consider is the simple fact that God is able to manage just fine. What we need is to see and respond to is the Triune God; the all-sufficient God who has all grace and power to handle any problem, which might come your way. He makes Himself available to His children.
Consider your all-sufficient God – the Trinity
- We have an all-sufficient God - God the Father – the God who has all. “All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said, that He takes of Mine, and I will disclose it to you.” verse 15 How can we know that our God can handle and manage any problem, which might come your way? We know He is able to provide for us because He is the God who has everything. Jesus said that the Father has “all things.” There is not one thing on this earth, which does not belong to the Father. That is what you confess every time we say the creed. We confess together, “I believe in God the Father, Almighty, the maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible…” There is not one thing, which exists that has not come into its own existence without the help of God the Father. The world and everything in it belongs to God. That is why God the Father can take care of you because the world belongs to Him.
Martin Luther has this closing pray at the end of each day. He would pray, “father, this is Your world not mine. This problem is too big for me to handle. I’m going to bed tonight. I expect You to manage it!” That is not blind faith. It’s a perfect explanation to how you live your lives as children of the heavenly Father.
God is able to handle your problems because He is God. Maybe the difficulty we have with our problems is that we do not give them to God. We have an all-sufficient God. Trust Him. Cast all your care upon Him. He is the Father – the God who has all.
- We also have an all-sufficient God who is known as God the Son – the God who shares all. In the same verse, Jesus reminds us that just as the Father has all, He as the Son shares all that the Father has with you and me.
Jesus said, “I no longer treat you as slaves, but as heirs.” John 15; 15 He tells us “everything I have heard from the Father I have made known to you.”
The same man who would not let an employee drive a company vehicle turns around and gives his own so the keys to his car. Why does he do this? Because there is a relationship with that child. His only obligation to the employee is an honest wage. But with the son, he shares everything.
So it is with our all-sufficient God. He give you everything that He has; forgiveness, life, salvation. He gives you these things freely for He is an all-sufficient God. He shares everything that He has with His children. God will give you everything that you need whenever you are in need for He freely shares with His children everything that He has.
- We have an all-sufficient God known to us as God the Spirit – the God who shows all. “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak of His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak and He will disclose to you what is to come.” Vs. 13
How do you know that these things, these gifts of the Father are yours? You know that they belong to you because the Holy Spirit gives and shares them with you. When EF Hutton speaks… People listen. So also with the Holy Spirit. When He speaks to you through His Word He speaks directly to you. He tells you what you are to believe. He gives the answers to the questions you ask. He gives you a way to live and a future, which guarantees that He will be with you always.
There is no problem too difficult for your all-sufficient God. He has provided a way for you. He owns everything, and all that He has He shares with you, and He shows you His will for your life through His words and promises. All is well for you, not because of what you do but because what Go does for you. Trust His this day. Walk in His ways. Listen to His Word. For there is nothing impossible for the all-sufficient God.
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