When I read that word, I quickly whispered some things to my heart (I may or may not have said it out loud to , but Hey I live alone).
God. You are ENOUGH.
Your presence is enough when we walk through the valley of the shadow death.
You see I spent the last two weeks walking one of my best friends since High School through the valley of the shadow of death as her momma prepared to meet Jesus. I held her mom’s hand in her final days . I held her daughter’s hand. And I have to cling to the fact that God ‘s presence is enough. His promises of heaven for my friends mom are enough.
He is enough.
Then on Saturday, a morning I will never forget, I woke to a facebook status from one of my friends working in Nepal (I lived and served in Kathmandu Nepal for two years and have visited many times since in the past 5 years ). It said, ” It was pretty scary. We were all huddled together. I was praying, “Jesus you are our rock. Our strong tower. Ever present help in times of trouble” and thinking of what I wanted the last words I said to my children to be while I held them under my body. “Protect Clara, Jesus. She is my favorite thing. Joah, he’s my favorite thing. Protect them God.” It was NOT a short quake but a long, long time of swaying back and forth as glass vases and frames shattered on the floor around us. Scary.”
But I have lived in Nepal. I have loved Nepal. I had lived there for two years and visited many times since in the past 5 years since being home. I will always have a HUGE part of my heart there.
God are you enough when the earth shakes and trembles? Yes– if you are our strong foundation ( click to tweet)
I cannot really tell you all the feelings that go through my heart as I stayed glued to the news, to facebook, watching my neighborhood, my streets, my places I lived and worked in everyday crumbling. Wondering who survived.
Facebook has an amazing app called safety check in and I stayed glued to my screen all day watching to see if my nepalese friends happened to be able to check in.
My Nepalese church family was in church when the quake happened. All of them survived– I know them. They were singing praise songs about how God is enough when the quake hit, and according to my friend there, they kept singing .
God is enough.
Many of my Nepaleese friends lost everything. Many lost family. And many many I have not been able to hear from.
The picture above was me and one of my closest friends Rebecca in her painting shop, her and her families livelihood.
This is her shop now. Praise the Lord she was in church ( Nepalese people meet in church on Saturdays) and was not in the shop but her shop was destroyed
The death count is rising to almost 6,000 now. Is God enough?
I have to believe He IS. He was. And He Will be.
I don’t know what is “shaking in your life”. But is God enough?
God keeps bringing me back to one of my favorite Psalms from my time in Nepal. I would read it with the backdrop of the Himilayas in the background.
Psalms 121: I will lift my eyes to the Hills, from where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of Heaven and earth.
Even when the earth is shaking, He can be my firm foundation.
Would you please PRAY for Nepal.. I plan to update on here ways you can specifically pray, and how you can give to these desperate people.
God… Is.. ENOUGH!