Aug 17

Is God Enough?

Is God Enough?  No one needed my devotion, which is running today on various sites, more than I did today! In fact, I had kind of forgotten it was running today and when I clicked open my email and saw it, my heart felt like God knew. He knew what I was going through and that I needed to decide today, “Melissa, Am I enough for you?”  And I thought, “Yes Lord, You are.”  I need to remember that.

If you are visiting because you read today’s Proverbs 31 devotion, welcome. I’m happy you are visiting.

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Read below, a blog post that I wrote a little over a year ago. It was written when I wrote “Is God Enough?” originally. It’s about my son, Dylan. Renee Swope read about Dylan on my blog and was so moved, she included his story in her book, A Confident Heart.

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**The following was originally posted on my blog July 2, 2010.

 

13 Years ago today, my 3rd son was born.  I didn’t know it at the time, but I gave birth to the sweetest child in the world that day.  Dylan Ross Taylor is my child who possesses a great amount of love for others, a smile to share daily, sensitivity towards others, a loyal disposition, and a heart of gold.  This is all true.  If I had to say anything negative about him, it would be that he carries others’ burdens way heavier than a boy his age should.  Well that and he’s a bit unorganized and easily distracted. :) Proverbs 3:5-6 are his life verses that we taught him when he was little as he has grown they have always seemed to fit.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. (NIV) (used purple because that is his favorite color)  Even at his young age, he relies on these verses, a promise from God that when we trust Him and not ourselves, He will provide direction.

It is totally a coincidence that my devotion is running on Dylan’s birthday.  Well a coincidence to me, not to God.  In my devotion I wrote about how God is enough…enough to provide for and get us through any and all situations.  His Word gives us that reassurance.  His Words give us the comfort and security we need. Dylan has also found comfort and security from God’s Word as well as the words people have spoken and prayed in his life.  Let me explain.

Dylan was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder when he was in the 1st grade. Now some of you may think that’s way too young to be given a diagnosis like that, but for my husband and I, it answered many questions.  Like, why did our son cry for hours after being disciplined (simple discipline like getting a card pulled at school)?  Why did he remain visibly upset after hearing the alarm during a routine fire drill at school or seeing a bee in the backyard at home?  Why did he worry so much about problems that weren’t his own?  Why did he have acid reflux so often and there was no physical reason for it?  Why did he perform well on tests with no time limit but bomb on tests with a time limit?  Anxiety.  And with his diagnosis came education and knowledge on how to best treat it and help Dylan.  He began taking medication, which helped a great deal.  We also learned how to adjust various other factors in Dylan’s life. Two things provided Dylan great comfort. One was that his mom’s friends were praying for him.  The other was God’s Word.

When Dylan was 9 years old, he had to have a lot of lab work done involving needles and the drawing of blood. Anxiety disorders and needles don’t go well together in case you are wondering.  He practically hyperventilated just hearing what would be done to him.  His breathing became short and he went into panic mode just listening to the doctor explain what needed to be done. Since we had been working with Dylan on speaking up for what he needed, he decided this was a good time to put that into practice and I’ll never forget it.  He said,”Can we please wait 1 week to do this lab work please?”  The doctor asked, “Why?”  To which Dylan replied, “I’d like to get my mom’s friends to pray for me.”  The doctor replied with an absolute, “Certainly, that’s a great idea.”  We got home and Dylan said to me, “Mom, if you will get all of your praying friends to please pray for me to be brave and unafraid, I know it will work.”  So of course, I did.  And let me tell you what my sweet praying friends did.  They did pray for him, but not only that, they emailed letters to Dylan sharing with him their exact prayers and their words of encouragement.  Dylan believed them and he believed in the power of prayer. He believed that God heard these prayers and a week later, we went to the lab.  When it was time, I could tell Dylan was nervous, but he kept saying, “God is with me and will get me through this. Trust the Lord with all my heart…” At that moment he needed to decide, Is God enough to get me through this. He obviously decided Yes. The nurse stuck the needle in his arm and the blood was drawn.  5 viles full.  When it was over, Dylan exclaimed, “That’s it?  It’s over?  The prayers worked!”

Don’t you just love that story?  I do. I printed all of those prayers from my friends. We still look at them today. They are Dylan’s (and mine) reminder that God is faithful.

I know many of you (me included) have experienced or are experiencing circumstances that leave you distraught, afraid, or uneasy. Life is hard and often our only real choice is to trust God with all our heart and rely on Him. That alone is enough and I pray that you believe and trust in that. God is enough.

In honor of Dylan’s 13th birthday, if you leave a comment, I will pray Dylan’s verses for you by name today.  Have a great day and thanks again for stopping by.  Love and blessings!  <3

 

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Leave a comment today and you will receive a double blessing. #1, you will be entered to win a copy of A Confident Heart.  #2, I will pray Proverbs 3:5-6 for you personally.

Have a FABULOUS, CONFIDENT,  “God is Enough” Day!

 

 

Melissa

Comments

  1. Happy Birthday Dylan!! Melissa – I love that testimony of God’s faithfulness in his life! Sweet, sweet child!

    God is enough! God is our all in all! He has given us everything we need for life and godliness. Wow.

    Praying His truth and love through your devotion today reaches many hearts in many nations.

    OTC Hugs,
    Sharon

  2. This certainly spoke to my heart today. You see, I am at a crossroads of sorts…will I trust God and let Him be enough or will I continue to struggle with all the junk in my head? Proverbs 3:5-6 are verses assigned to me just yesterday by my counselor…I have read them over and over. I so desperately want His Truth to invade my mind and rid it of all the lies I believe…please pray for me.
    Crystie

    • Crystie,
      It sounds like God is speaking to you through many venues, including today’s devotion and my blog post! It’s no coincidence that Proverbs 3:5-6 were given to you 2 days in a row! That’s exciting to me. I’m praying for you girl! You hang on to the promises of God! This next study would be great for you because it’s exactly what the book is about.

  3. Summer Gaffney says:

    Dear Melissa,
    Each morning I read my email delivered devotionals and pray that God would speak to my heart. Every morning, in some way, He does. This morning, however, your devotional was exceptionally powerful. I too am a survivor of sexual abuse and divorce. Both have left a heavy load to bear in my walk in this life. For many years I ignored God calling me home. I struggled with addiction and levels and levels of issues with abandonment. I finally heard God’s calling and ran to him as quickly as a prayer could take me. His deliverance was immediate. Eventually I came to understand that the power that delivered me was none other than the One true God and my Savior Jesus Christ. Slowly, this summer, God has shown me how to share that burden with my Lord Jesus Christ. He is showing me how to grow from the suffering instead of shrink from it. Day by day my Father is delivering me from not only the abuse and the pit that left me in but also the chains that feelings of abandonment left me in. I am not yet there; but I believe with all my heart that God saved me for a very real and divine purpose…and I know he loves me enough not to leave me here.
    Thank you so much for your devotional this morning! It has filled my cup and my reaching hands are no longer empty. God is absolutely amazing!! I pray that your ministry will touch thousands of women that have similar histories as we share. That they may feel the inspiration and hope your words offered me today.
    great blessings to you and your family!
    Summer

    • Praising God for your testimony of His faithfulness in your life! You are here and God has plans for you. Keep finding your purpose and identity in Him and Him alone.

  4. Thank you for sharing that story and thank you for your prayers for each one of us by name.

  5. Melissa,

    Happy 13th Birthday to your sweet Dylan.

    Thank you for sharing what God has given you and ministering to others. I open up my email every morning to anxiously read my devotion from P31, and I am blown away how God speaks to me time and again through these devotions. God is ENOUGH and I need to remember that daily and not rely on my own strength. Thanks you for blessing me and hundreds of others with your words.

    God Bless You

  6. Happy Birthday Dylan! And THANK YOU, Melissa! I read your devotional today on P31 and was so blessed. I needed a reminder that God IS enough for all that I face. We struggle financially so often and I find satan trying so desperately to change my focus to despair, and doubt that God is enough. (My husband is in construction and I work for a ministry.) But every time I pick up God’s word He tells me that He is enough. Thank you for sharing those particular verses today.

  7. Happy Birthday Dylan! OK, God always knows exactly what we need exactly when we need it. I too, deal with anxiety on a regular basis. It’s not something that is easy to deal with or explain to those who have never experienced it. Thank you for your encouraging words today, I am reminded to pray God’s word and exchange my feelings of doubt and stress for his perfect peace. I think we as women (especially as mothers) tend to carry so much more of a burden than God intends for us to. Remembering to leave it all at the cross is something we all need to do more of! He knows our struggles inside and out. He died so we could live…and live abundantly! It’s a promise that I tend to forget while I am drowning in doubt and anxiety from circumstances. Thank you for opening my eyes today and reminding me to trust my savior, sweet timely words! Prov 3:5,6

  8. Great encouragement . Thank you for your prayers today.

  9. He is.

  10. Happiest of happy birthdays to Dylan today. May he have a day filled with many blessings and great joy! thank you Melissa for your prayers not only for your children but for all of us as well. May you have a bless day also as you and your family celebrate Dylans birthday.

  11. Thank you & Happy Birthday to Dylan!

    Many are learning this in this season…where should our trust be placed, in God or in other things? Though this can be hard to do, it is the essential part of who we are, to learn to trust God in all things. Thank you for sharing from your heart Melissa & may the Lord bless you in all things as you have blessed so many others. :)

  12. I so needed to read your devotion this morning. I am writing this with a very broken heart. My husband wants a divorce and we have 3 kids. This is killing me and it came from no where. I’m hurting so bad and I wake up every morning wandering if it’s real. I realize it’s real and I lose it. I need God more than ever right now. I am 2 and 1/2 yrs. clean and working on growing but he thinks I’m not doing anything to change. So, I am learning that God is enough! I thank you for this Bible study. I would so love to win the book! Lisa~

  13. Happy Birthday Dylan! This is a wonderful testimony. Prov. 3:5-6 are my life verses as well and have gave me great comfort throughout all of the rythyms of life. Throughout marriage, divorce, remarriage, births, deaths, job stress and the stress of needing a job, sickness, sadness, and at times, bliss. Throughout everyday, no matter what, we need to trust Jesus, because we cannont possible know WHAT will happen in our day. The only constant in any day is Jesus, so my desire for everyday is to keep focused on Him. Thank you Melissa for sharing.

  14. Hi Melissa and happy birthday Dylan! I came over from P31. What a blessing God has sent me through you today! I am so excited to be a part of your upcoming study! I am going to try and remember to ask myself “Is God enough” when I need to stay firmly rooted in God’s promises rather than the world’s empty promises!
    Saying a birthday prayer for Dylan that he rest assured that he is always under the shelter of God’s love and that he rest in the knowledge that God has angels watching over him!

  15. Martha Davis says:

    It was so touching to read of Dylan’s trust in the prayers of his mother’s friends. So many children believe (and are taught) that prayers are something you say at bedtime or before a meal, but Dylan learned and knows that prayer is a powerful tool against the struggles and hardships that we come against! What a testimony to God’s faithfulness and his total reliance on God to see Him through.

    I do not have anxiety disorder, but as a Martha, I tend to worry. . . mostly about relationship issues. But through the prayers of my fervent friends and some work with an amazing Christian counselor, I am learning that every day anxiety (not the diagnosed disorder) is just one of the ways Satan pushes our buttons. And on Dylan’s birthday, I want to say “Thank you” to him for showing me that God is enough, whatever the circumstance!

    Happy Birthday, Dylan!

  16. That is my favorite verse, I have it as part of my signature at end of my emails. What a blessed son you have, enjoy celebrating his special day!!
    I struggle with that same question, but I know the answer yes God is! We move out of state tomorrow to a new home, very emotional and sad about leaving and moving to the unknown.
    Thank you for sharing and encouraging me!!
    God’s Blessings!!

  17. christina Groves says:

    I thank you for your blogs and ministry. I thank you for hte magazine and emails, books. God has used you all to help us out. Happy 13th Birthday Dylan. Enjoy ur day. I love that life verse. Its all I got right now. that and HOPE!!! cant wait for the book and study. thanks. christina

  18. Rhonda Book says:

    Hi Melissa! and a very Happy Birthday to your remarkable son Dylan! I loved reading your devotional this morning, but I have to say, I especially loved reading Dylan’s story. It blessed my heart tremendously and brought tears to my eyes. I have a 7 y/o (turning 8 this month) son names Asher. He would be so blessed to meet Dylan. It is my prayer for God to bring friends like Dylan, with his kind of faith into his life. Asher loves to remind me how faithful God is and Dylan’s story reminds me of that, too. I love how God uses our children to teach us grown up people valuable lessons. May God bless you and Dylan for all you do. Thank you for praying for me today. I’m praying for both of you, too. Happy Birthday, Dylan!!

  19. Happy Birthday Dylan!

    I really needed this today! I often get anxious over the little things… I know God will handle the big things, but the little ones often bog me down. Thank you for reminding me God has it all under control. Thank you Dylan for being such an example at your age! God has wonderful things in store for you!

  20. Thank you Melissa for sharing this devotional.
    I need it this morning. So often I take the issues that are before me and try and solve them myself, with a great deal of tears, fear, and mostly failure. I KnOW that God is enough for me, however, I tend to go to him last. The story of your son, even at a young age, going first to the one who can help him the most, is such a reminder to me of where I need to go! I need to be in my knees first in all situations! Thank you for the reminder.

  21. Each day I look for the message that speaks to where my life is. Just last night I wrote in my journal that I need to trust that God is enough for me. I even read through the P31 website archives and came across one of your entries and bookmarked your website because I wanted to remember to sign up for the next Bible study. So this morning to see your devotional and have it speak to me, convinces me that God knows what I need and I have to start trusting that He is enough for me.

  22. God has led me to read your devotion and blog post today. With marriage and health issues and struggling through difficulties with my children-two young boys I needed to the reminder in the devotion today. God is enough and this also means He is in total control of my circumstances-I can trust Him to do all things for my good-Rom 8:28.
    Blessings on you and your sweet son.

  23. Happy Birthday, Dylan! My son Tristan will be 4 yrs old on the 31st, and Melissa, I can see where you’re coming from with all you’ve been through with Dylan and his diagnosis; Tristan will be evaluated next month. He experienced trauma @ birth, spent his first 5 days in NICU, and its been a journey since he’s come home. He has moments of showing a high level of intelligence, yet has moments where he just melts into a puddle; otherwise, he’s a happy guy who loves to run and play. He has always sat back to watch before jumping into anything new. A reserved fella, he doesn’t gab like a school girl on the phone but when he speaks, he does so with a profoundness that leaves you wondering, “Where did that come from?” I’ve worked with him since he’s been small to learn and grow; I have a background in Special Needs work in my previous life before motherhood. I’ve been praying every day for answers, for God to step in and help. Working through the last study, put some light on working through doubt and fear. Now, its about continuing the journey towards tomorrow by being present today. I’ve heard God speak through moments recently, realizing He’s with us throughout this journey for answers. He’s always present, even when we think we’re alone.

  24. Happy Birthday Dylan! God is enough! One week ago, my twin sister, Susan, forwarded me an email with Proverbs31 attached. I have not been faithful with having quiet times, reading the Bible, and just being with the Lord. I look forward to reading these daily devotions– dwelling in His presence. I also look forward to this bible study– A Confident Heart! Sometimes self doubt and guilt keep me from experiencing God’s true Love and Power and Sound Mind! THank you, Melissa! :-)

  25. Just what I needed to hear this morning. I am struggling with a broken marriage and doubt in every aspect of my life. Some days I can see God so clearly and other days I feel like I’m in a fog. I know it will get better. I just have to keep my eyes on the prize. Thank you!

  26. Melissa,
    Thank you so much for your post today that GOD IS ENOUGH! I needed that reminder today. God used your devotion today to remind me that GOD IS ENOUGH! God also used an ex-Pastor to call me this week to remind me that GOD IS ENOUGH! I believe we ALL have circumstances in life that are hard and GOD IS ENOUGH to sustain us. Thank you, dear sister, for praying for me today! May God bless you greatly!
    Peggy

  27. So glad I found your website through Proverbs 31! Looking forward to the study “A Confident Heart”! Thanks for your blog, it really touched me this morning and thanks for the prayers!

  28. Dear Melissa:
    What a wonderful treasure you have given Dylan…..a lesson learned at such a young age that has impressed upon his heart the Glory and Power of Our Heavenly Father **and** the power of prayer. During the times our lives become chaotic and we cannot hear His Chorus, Proverbs 3:5-6 becomes a foundation to stand upon – I know – I’m in the middle of that chaos having lost my job of over 10 years recently. There is no other income to fall back upon – it’s just me. Please pray that God will direct my path today as I have a job interview at 2:30. I want His Will to be done – and will go wherever He sends me!! To Him be all the Glory!!

  29. Happy Birthday Dylan!!! Thank you Melissa for this devotion today. My life changed 11 yrs. ago when my mom had a stroke. My brother and i took care of her in our homes for 9 years. She now has been in a nursing home for 2 and a half yrs. where i travel twice a week 1 hour one way to see her along with being married, taking care of my children and working full time. It is a daily stuggle wondering why she and our family is having to go thru this. I know God is enough and he is the one that has got me thru this so far but i would really appreciate your prayers.

  30. First, happy birthday to your son Dylan. Have a wonderful day and year! I woke up at 4 am, nit normal since I don’t start back to work for a few more weeks. I went to bed asking God to help me. I’m going through a lot right now. I just need God’s help. I need direction and answers.
    I put the verse in my phone as my wake-up verse. Plus added it to my many verses I already have. Thank you!

  31. Good morning Melissa!
    I used to wake up in the foulest of moods. I’ve always said “I’m not a morning person” Now I look forward to my morning routine. I’m excited to get out of bed each day to make my coffee and sit down at my desk. I check my email and my facebook. Every day my email contains a daily bible verse and a devotional blog from the amazing team at Proverbs 31. Afterwards I usually read a few scriptures, and if I’m led, I write a blog. (blogging is new for me) This morning however, while washing my face I began to think about what lay ahead for me in my day. I started to worry. Today is school registration for my daughter, next week is my sons. We, like most of our country are on a tight budget…and despite the “plan” to fit these school costs into our budget I really have no clue how I’m going to write a bunch of checks today and in a few more days for my second child. I questioned why this is an ongoing struggle for me. Why can’t I let go and let God? I try but the fear and worry creeps right back into my heart and mind. Then I read your blog. Thank you for your devotional words. “Is God Enough” Wow…He is SO much more than enough! I would love to have your list of verses as well! I’m giving it to the Lord today and patiently waiting for his answer. If I have to wait til payday to write those checks, He will provide! There is no need to worry.
    I was especially touched by your story about your dear son! I need to have child like faith when praying!
    God Bless!
    In Christ,
    Brandi Soderstrom

  32. Birthday Blessings to Dylan!!!

    Thank you for sharing your devo and your post! ((Is God enough?)) Oh, how my heart needed to hear that this morning! What treasures are whispering through those very words!

    Don’t worry about entering me. I have my copy.;-)

  33. Wow, is that Dylan a true follower of Christ. He can teach all us adults a thing or two. You should be proud of your Dylan. Incredible faith! Take care!

  34. Mary Clifford says:

    Thank you Melissa and thank You Lord for the devo this morning! I needed a gentle reminder that despite circumstances and feelings, God is always enough! I am carrying Philippians 4:19 with me now at all times. I am interested in your online Bible study. I have never done an online study and it may be just the thing for me! May God Bless your day Melissa!

  35. Thank you for sharing this wonderful devotion “Is God Enough?” I am struggling right now with this same issue. I truly believe God is enough and He is bigger than my struggles. Thank You so much.

  36. Kathy Mangum says:

    Thank you for the article on “Is God Enough”…which is something I have been asking for the last 9 months since moving from Maryland to Charlotte, NC. Sadly, my answer has been “no” more often than “yes”…God is spirit…I love him…I meet him in his word…see him in creation…through people and even through his faithful years of caring me through single parenting and abandonment/divorce 30 years ago. But I want more than his spirit…I want people to love and be loved and this nine months of being away from all that was familiar in Maryland has caused me to examine my real trust in the Lord. I just spoke these words last night to a lady I just met for the first time…is God enough…and I admitted that through most of these months my answer was “no”…but he truly is enough…he’s enough even when we don’t sense his presence…when the loneliness doesn’t end…when rejection/abandonment continues…when mother or father forsake you…God will never leave you. I don’t understand the purpose in the suffering, but I do trust the God who has all things in his control, including suffering. The secret things are for the Lord (Deut. 29:29 and trusting him means believing in the goodness of his character no matter the suffering. Thank you for your article. God is enough.

  37. Wow! What a gift from God that was given to me today in my inbox! Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us, for sharing Dylan with us, and for reminding us of the truth that God IS enough! My 13yodd often struggles with these issues as well, and I was thrilled to be able to fwd the devotional to her. I love that God has provided so many Godly women to encourage my dd and myself! Thank you for your willingness to be used by Him and your obedience to His call on your life! May God bless you richly today – more than you can ask or even imagine!!!

  38. Debra Harper says:

    What a great way to start the day and what sweet words of inspiration. Thank you for sharing that story and what an amazing kid Dylan is. This reminder was just what I needed to start my day…God is enough! Happy Birthday Dylan and Thank you Melissa.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Dear Melissa,

    What a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing it.
    I know God’s grace is sufficient, but I would love you to pray Proverbs 3:5-6 for me personally. Please don’t skip my name! God knows how much I need this.
    I’ve been facing really hard circumstances and some days I just feel like giving up. But amazingly God speaks to my heart one more time, and I decide to believe I’m His precious daughter worthy of His love and compassion.

    I’m walking towards healing. Believe me! (…) counseling once a week, discipleship once a week, God’s word and prayers everyday.

    Love you,
    Michele

  40. What a great story to share of Dylan’s bravery….oh if we could all remember to be that brave when faced with trials. I hope to put that into practice today!

  41. I just discovered this Blog. It has touched my heart today in a way that I needed. I have also signed up for your upcoming Bible study. I am praying that it will be a tool that God will use to help me find my way back to him and to have the kind of relationship with him that I once had but somehow lost. Thanks for the encouragement today.

    Dawn

  42. Thank you Melissa for sharing Dylan’s story! What an inspiration to us all that Dylan put God’s word into action and gave a great example that “God is enough”! At a time in my life when I am desperately seeking God’s guidance for a decision, this devotion was no coincedence, it is a God-incidence! A great reminder that our God is enough and that He will always see us through our struggles. Thank you in advance for your prayer! Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of my “Jesus garment” prayer verses that I cling so tightly to often! I would love for you to visit my blog and read the post about my youngest son (who is 7). How he recently called upon the Lord in his time of anxiety. http://www.reborn-lady.blogspot.com
    Be Blessed! Happy Birthday Dylan!

  43. Margaret Wooten says:

    Thank you Melissa for the devo and the story of your sweet son. Happy birthday to Dylan! I really needed the devo today “Is God Enough”. He most certainly is but it is great to be reminded. In your prayers, please remember my sweet son, Michael. He is 20 and has been struggling for a very long time. I won’t get into all the details. Also, if you could remember our youngest daughter, Cassidy. She is 8 and is having severe headache and stomach aches all due to anxiety. She cries at night and most nights ends up sleeping in our bedroom floor. Thank you for your kindness and willingness to pray for people that you have never met!
    Margaret

  44. Thanks for the reminder that the answer doesn’t change because the circumstances do.

  45. thank you.

    yes, God is enough. ptL. however, i am so grateful for when our sisters in Christ can hold us up when we are in a valley of “is God enough?”.

    thank you for your reminder. they are needed during this time.

    blessings

  46. Melissa – I get the Encouragement for Today emails and last week Renee had a link to read her first chapter. I have a daughter starting her 2nd year of college. She is having a lot of anxiety issues. I think God has put it on my heart to not only read Renee’s book – but to join your online Bible Study (I have never done this before.) I need to be the link to help my daughter. The story about your Dylan is inspiring. Tell him that sharing his struggles can help others! Thanks!
    Angela

  47. May I apply God’s truths to my life thru trust in Him every day, starting today!
    Thank you for your loving ministry!
    jacque

  48. kate berrien says:

    What a wonderful reminder! I love my daily devotions from p31….God always speaks to me through them. I am struggling to accept that even in the midst of great blessing, not just great famine, we must focus on God alone, God enough and certainly it is much ,much harder then!
    <3 Kate

  49. This was a blessing this morning, and I have been looking for a way to study Renee’s book! The older I get the more I realize what I need God to help me deal with, and a confident heart is definitely one of those things. To make this more special, Prov. 3:5 has been the verse I am speaking over myself. I began a new business venture, and Satan has really used fear to attack me. That verse has brought me a lot of comfort. Thank you Melissa for sharing your life!
    Blessings!!

  50. God is Enough!
    I do some prison outreach, not with the inmates persay – but with the moms who are struggling on this journey – some know the Lord but need a little extra encouragement, some are slowly finding Him. I try to bring a Word to them everyday to give encouragement, hope, peace while they travel this road. I enjoy reading all the devotions on Encouragement Today. they give me a little boost for myself – I am a mom of a child in prison also.
    thank you for your continuing blessings.