Is Jesus Really Enough?

Whether a woman is single, separated, divorced, or like me, in a difficult marriage, the longing of our heart is met with sentiments like: God is your husband, you don’t need a man to complete your or make you whole, and Jesus is enough.

I’m not disputing any of those three claims.

God is my husband. He leads, protects, provides and loves me better and more completely than any man ever could.

It is true that my value and worth is complete without a man. I am designed by God to fulfill His purposes, right here and now, without a husband.

A friend said the other day, “But I’m tired of dealing with household crisis alone. I need a handyman!” Would be nice, huh? Well, I have a husband and still find myself learning to fix a lot of things on my own. It’s not my natural giftedness, but I’ve survived. Hernia and tendonitis aside from doing tasks that my body couldn’t cope with have been a livable consequences.

I’m married. It’s not a good marriage. I’m going to be brutally honest here: It’s been years since I’ve had sex. A man sometimes sleeps in my bed, I sign his name to checks and a tax return (but the direct deposit goes for that return goes into his checking account and kept from me). There are no hugs, kisses, gifts, words of affirmation, offers to help with projects.

It’s not that I don’t desire sex or affection. I do! I am a romantic. I write romance novels. I crave being wooed and cherished and because I’ve seen good marriages, I know it’s not just the stuff of fiction.

Is Jesus really enough?

Is He enough for every unfulfilled longing?

Sex is a powerful desire, so is love, security, to serve or fulfill a lifelong dream that was denied.

We all have longings and many struggle with unfulfilled desires.  Everyone has limits on how we meet those challenges. I think God sometimes leaves us with holes because we are forced then to come to him instead of feeling like we have it all covered on our own strength.  It’s not comfortable or fun, but then most of the challenges in life (and we all have them) aren’t.

How about you, is Jesus enough for the trial you are in?

Blessings, Lilly Grace

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy at Affaircare
    Jun 09, 2013 @ 01:14:15

    Miss Lilly Grace,
    I like this blog and I think I’m going to write about it myself. Like you, I’m in a difficult marriage but not because my husband is abusive or because our marriage is sexless–my Dear Hubby is very ill. He quite literally just can not DO many of the things a woman’s heart wishes for her man “to do.”
    But I still hate it when people say cliche kind of responses like these because they don’t really HELP. I don’t need some meaningless cliche–I need some understanding, sympathy or at least something that’s actually helpful! LOL I will say one thing about these sayings though: they aren’t utterly inaccurate. I just wish it was a little more concrete and practical instead of some mystical “saying”.

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