Just Give Me Jesus

The last few days I have had a kids song on my computer playing on repeat. Yes, I said a kids song, but it’s a worship song with words that consume me.

“When I take my eyes off Jesus and confusion starts to win,
When my worries overwhelm me and the battle reaches in”

The last six months for me have been for the most part “overwhelming.” When my family, without plan or notice and literally overnight, went from a family of 4 to a family of 5, life took a toll. Our newborn foster blessing is honestly the most precious baby I have ever laid eyes on, and my heart does flips when I think about the joy he has brought to our lives.

But to say the transition has been bumpy is an understatement. Having a newborn changes the dynamics of a family, no matter how much preparation has been made. Babies are expensive, time consuming, and exhausting.

Going from two kids to three means the adults are outnumbered. And living in 1000 square feet can test relational boundaries! Questions and confusion can fog my mind about God’s plan for my family, God’s plan for my future, God’s plan for these sweet babies that my heart is strongly tied and attached to.

“In that moment I remember, I know whose I am
And when the enemy comes rushing, I reach for His hand.”

I’ve had more times in the last six months where I’ve wondered what life would be like if we were the average family with average 9-5 jobs and average 2 kids and a dog. Wouldn’t life just be simple if our family were “normal,” “comfortable,” or “easy”?

Would life be better if we had a little bit more money, a little bit more satisfaction, or a little bit more control?

But in those moments on the bottom is when the Lord has whispered to my heart, “Am I enough? Am I worth more than your comfort or convenience?” Yes, He is more than enough! His word promises He is.

His Holy Spirit gives us power to do what we could never do on our own. Jesus didn’t endure death on the cross for life to be average or easy!

“Just give me Jesus and I’ll be alright. With Him I can make it, walking beside.
I know my tomorrows are safe in His hands. Just give me Jesus, I know I can stand.”

I don’t want the world, or anything the world has to offer. I don’t want a comfortable life. I don’t want the world’s riches, or fame, or power, or influence, or worldly dreams. When I chase after the things of this world, they leave me empty and craving more. When I drink from what the world offers, I thirst again and again. What the world has will never be enough.

But Jesus…HE is more than enough. When we drink from his well, we are satisfied. We are content. We are secure. We are at peace. We are hopeful. We are joyful.

“Whoever drinks of the water I give him will never be thirsty again.” John 4:14

We have everything we will ever need IN CHRIST.

So, when I’m overwhelmed, just give me Jesus.
When I’m confused, just give me Jesus.
When I’m fearful, just give me Jesus.
When I’m worried, just give me Jesus.
When I’m exhausted, just give me Jesus.
When I’m broken, just give me Jesus.
When I’m lonely, just give me Jesus.

“Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him, how I’ve proved him O’er and O’er.
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus, O for grace to trust him more.”

In what areas of your life do you need to trust Jesus to be enough for you or your family?

Here is the link to the song and video, “Just Give Me Jesus

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