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And there, in my inadequacy, with my head down,
ashamed and a mess yet again… there, love came down.
It didn’t storm my house or my heart or give me tongues
of fire through which to speak.
Rather, this love gently crept in a little at a time. When
my defenses were down and tiny cracks allowed this nectar
of life to enter me, love became enough. Love made me
enough. And because God is love, God made me enough.
There are countless ways to lose ourselves and our
intentions. And the odds of rediscovering them on our own
are slim to none. We’ll never try hard enough, pray hard
enough or “sober up” enough to make lasting change. It is
only in this love that is enough to heal all wounds, bind all
broken hearts and banish all our addictions that we find
life…that we find hope.
And so, while we can’t love enough to resurrect our own
purity and innocence, we can celebrate that He is love
enough to conquer death, bring us life and save us from
God is enough.
God is love.
Love is enough.
And today and everyday there is love enough for me…
and love enough for you.
There are few emotions or states-of-being as stressful,
lonely and painful as inadequacy. Yet from the time we’re
born, our lives…our very souls seem to be measured,
weighed and compared until we are terrified that one day,
we’ll come up short. One day, we won’t be enough…
And then…life happens and we learn—we never were
As human beings in a broken world, there is nothing
within us intrinsically that is enough to overcome our
addictions, afflictions and pain.
We are not enough.
The truth is, if we were, God would be irrelevant and the
Is that a flaw? A hiccup in our genetic makeup? Is
inadequacy simply the state we poor, weak humans must
Inadequacy, much like sorrow, pride, anger and jealousy
are consequences. They are the results of the fall that will
inevitably permeate our earthly world until Christ returns.
So…given that a consequence is a result, it can’t also be
true that it’s intrinsic. In other words, consequences, like
inadequacy, are not part of God’s design for His children.
And when we choose to follow Him, to invite Christ into
our hearts and lives and begin a walk in faith with Him,
inadequacy dissipates. In God’s eyes, He now sees us
through and under the blood of Christ—no inadequacy
Now, it’s also true that most of our human emotions
aren’t going to just go away as soon as we accept Christ in
I came to Christ when I was seven years old, but for years,
I have been a slave to the pursuit of perfection and the
maintenance of an image that I deemed appropriate or
For years, I have fallen short, often becoming depressed
and embarrassed, running to something to medicate the
pain. When I saw how painfully far away I was from ever
being enough for this world, I spiraled into a place where I
wouldn’t have to feel anything.
And there, in the midst of addiction, eating disorders,
I began to see what God has known all along—
inadequacy is my earthly condition. And I will never be
whole apart from Him... apart from Christ.
In weakness anD sHame,
tHere Is lOve enOugH fOr lIfe
: christ, life, faith By cAROlINE luSK