When You Need a Reminder { You Are Enough }

The words I purposed to write today wouldn’t come. Which to me means the Lord isn’t done with them yet. Since I’ve learned better than to force His hand (a story for another day), I sought His will. He resurrected these words from last fall. I needed the reminder and I’m guessing someone else out there does as well …

This is for the one who thinks they’re not enough.
Not strong enough.
Not good enough.
Not worthy.

This is for the one who is striving and struggling.
Who is trapped in fear’s clutches.
Who is bent by harsh words.
Who is broken by cruel deeds.

This is for the one who feels alone.
Even in the presence of others.
Even on the highest of mountains.
Even when everyone says you shouldn’t feel what you do.

This is for the one who is empty.
Who has poured out.
Who has chased after.
Who has thirsted for more.

You are enough.
In your weakness, in your failings, in your unworthiness.
With your fears, rejection, and emptiness.
You are enough, because He has made you enough.

knit together

Your worth is not measured by this world. It is calculated by the One who created you. In His eyes you are valued as priceless, precious, chosen and redeemed. You are knit together, fashioned, woven for infinitely more than your eyes can see.

In Him, is all fullness…you can never be empty in Christ.
He is the Source – Everlasting, Unending, Bottomless.
Pray. Seek. Cry Out. He hears your plea.

If all you have are tears, trust that He counts each one.
Words are not necessary when He sees the depths of your heart.
Let go. Give in. He knows what you carry.

“I, the LORD, made you, and I will not forget you. I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free.” Isaiah‬ ‭44‬:‭21-22‬ NLT

Bring Him your weariness and let Him fill you.
Drag in your fears and hurts and allow Him to heal.
Surrender your flesh, hand over those sins, and He will scatter them like mist.
Hold out your cup…in Him it runs over.

You are enough, because He has made you enough.
You are enough, because you are His.
You are enough, because He was enough.

His work is finished. He paid your debt.
You are free from the chains of less than the others.
Don’t compare, don’t compete, just rest in enough.

Savor the lavish love of the God who made you and does not forget His own.

This is for the one who needs to hear…
You belong.
You can.
You will.
In Him, you are more than enough.

Joyfully joining a few new link-ups this week with Kelly Balarie and Holly Barrett. Continuing to join with the beautiful blogging communities of Holley GerthKristin Hill Taylor, and Jennifer Dukes Lee.

Originally published on Simply for One – September 2014.

Photo Credit (image designed by Tiffany Parry)


28 thoughts on “When You Need a Reminder { You Are Enough }

  1. Love that verse from Isaiah! This is a message I think women need to hear daily in our society. I can definitely relate when you say you tried to write but God wasn’t done with the lesson yet! I always say “it’s still percolating.”

    1. Haha…yes, percolating for sure!! I agree, it is a message women need to hear…especially when the enemy tries to sell us lies about our value and worth. So glad you stopped by today. Blessings to you!

    1. Such a great song, Kristin. That’s a great anthem to cling to when those lies and deceiving thoughts start to swirl around. Sometimes a good worship song and a dose of truth is the perfect anecdote. Thank you for sharing and thanks for being here. xo

  2. Tears, sweet Tiffany. I needed to read these words today. It has been a day that threatens to consume with its stresses and worries. There is a situation that is beyond my control in the life of a loved one. But your words remind that I am enough, just as I am. It is not my burden to bear, or my responsibility to change. I need only draw close to Him to fill me with strength, and rest in the knowledge that I am enough – I am loved just as I am. I am equipped for what He has called me to do. He will take care of the rest. I am enough.
    Many blessings,

    1. Sweet, Kamea…I’m so glad that you found perspective and comfort in these words. The hurting of a loved on can be so hard to watch from the sidelines. He is a great God who knows the cry of our heart and moves in ways we cannot see…praying that He does so in this situation. Keep drawing close to Him…I am 100% positive He will hold you closer and bring you rest. You ARE enough and you are treasured. xoxo

  3. What beautiful words you’re sharing today, Tiffany. My heart says YES to this: “In His eyes you are valued as priceless, precious, chosen and redeemed.” I’m glad you resurrected this beautiful poem for those of us who hadn’t read it yet!

  4. Thank you for these beautiful words, Tiffany. I’m so glad that I don’t have to ever rely on myself to ‘be enough’ because HE is enough. I’m a pretty paltry offering or vessel or tiny grain of salt–but in his hands, I become all he needs me to be–which is enough :).

  5. Such encouragement I have been in that place of feeling alone in a room full of people. It isn’t a fun place to be.Your words are a blessing, Thank you.
    Praying for you as you continue to wait for the words that are being refined.

    1. It isn’t fun at all, Dawn. I think that’s why it brings such comfort to know that not only does God see us, but He moves in our lives to bring us closer to those people who can cut through the loneliness. Thank you for your prayers…I appreciate them. So glad you visited…you are always welcome here. Hugs!

  6. “Words are not necessary when he sees the depths of your heart.” So, so true. Yet I find myself trying to fill the quiet and work things out on my own. Thank you for sharing once more!

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