Enough

Then I pray to you, O LORD.
I say, “You are my place of refuge.
You are all I really want in life.
Hear my cry,
for I am very low.
Rescue me from my persecutors,
for they are too strong for me.
Bring me out of prison
so I can thank you.
The godly will crowd around me,
for you are good to me.”

Psalm 142, New Living Translation

"I cry out to the LORD;
I plead for the LORD’s mercy.
I pour out my complaints before him
and tell him all my troubles.
When I am overwhelmed,
you alone know the way I should turn.
Wherever I go,
my enemies have set traps for me.
I look for someone to come and help me,
but no one gives me a passing thought!
No one will help me;
no one cares a bit what happens to me.

 

One thing that this world is easily obsessed around is the idea of more. We know that God is supposed to fill all our needs, to be enough for us - but our idea of what we need, and God's idea of what we need, can often be quite different. Particularly because the physical world seems so present and close and immediate, it's easy to feel distant from God because he doesn't have that physical body.

This is something that I've really struggled with, particularly in the area of love and relationships. One of the first things we are told is that God is love - but it wasn't until much more recently that I started to wrap my head around the idea of him pursuing me, and loving me in a really personal and intimate way. And so I chased after relationships, hoping to find a love that I thought was missing. But because I wasn't looking to God for that love first, because I was asking something from people that they couldn't give - it never worked out. So this song is about my struggle to try and let God just be enough.


Help me today
To find a way
To let you be enough
To fill my heart
Right from the start
With your love

And I know that I’ve tried
So many times
To give love
But if it’s not first to you
Well then it keeps falling through
Cause it can never be enough

And I’ve known this for so long
So why can my heart not tag along
And let you be enough

And I’ve given my love to people and things
Even when I’ve known they’re just there to string
Me along, with that fake love
And I’ve known that they can’t measure up to you
But how can I change this, oh what can I do
To just let you be enough

And I’ve known this for so long
So why can my heart not tag along
And let you be enough

And my God is the greatest thing
My God is the greatest love
And my God he will always be
Be enough
For me

And I’ve known this for so long
So why can my heart not tag along
And let you be enough