"Christ is Enough ' by A.J. RasmussenIn Christ alone, my hope is found, He is my Light, my Strength, my Strong...
For me, this song by Mercy Me ties closely to the song "Christ is Enough" by Meredith Andrews. Sometimes in life, and especially in this environment, it is easy to get stuck in the down cycle of the emotional roller coaster.
This past weekend I found myself stuck in a depressed state, so much so I didn't even realize that my closest friend in here was also in emotional turmoil. And so, I looked to his actions as a 'backsliding' rather than what it was, an escape from his pain. When he bit back as I attempted to hold him accountable, I took it to heart and personalized it, as if it were all about me.
I don't know about you, but depression leads to irrational thinking as well as actions. Depression was a major contributor to the path that lead to a life in prison, only I didn't see it. I'd become so good at masking it, nobody else did either.
Today, I'm thankful for that experience because unlike my yesterday's, today I am able, in Christ's strength, to not only realize a change in myself, but see first hand when someone else's joy and peace has escaped them. There is a light in a person's eyes, a glow upon their face, and a radiant aura about them when they are at peace, full of joy, and living in God's will.
I've been doing a lot of bible study and praying this week, more than normal. In doing so, my eyes are being opened to new realizations, even though I've read the same thing before. Beings we read from the 'Living Word' it often speaks to us, new and exciting things, in the exact moment we need it.
Therefore, I encourage you, as you encourage me, seek Christ in His word, in prayer, and in your loved ones through accountability, for it's in Christ Alone that we find and maintain peace and joy. Christ is Enough!