We are an anxious generation and statistics are painting a somber picture of this reality. Among college students today, anxiety has surpassed depression as the most common reason for seeking counseling services, and this is combined with the doubling of hospital admissions in the last decade among suicidal teenagers. The statistics help reveal the growing epidemic and point to probable causes, but fail to provide a satisfying solution that our society is in desperate need of. The liberating truth we need to hear today is this: Freedom from our worries and anxiety is found in three little words, “God is enough”.
In Matthew 6:25-34, we read a portion of Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount. A passage that begins with the words, “Do not be anxious about your life”, should strike with immediate relevance for a modern audience. Jesus, using a series of illustrations, demonstrates in this portion of His sermon that faith is rooted in the revealed character of God and His on-going, sustaining work in the world today. In other words, not only can God be trusted through what He has already done and revealed in human history, but should be trusted, including with our worries and anxiety. Because if the Kingdom of God is here among us, then we should be a people defined as those who constantly seek out His Kingdom where we can confidently say, believe, and live as if “God is enough.”
WATCH this week’s message, “God is Enough”, from the series, “The Kingdom of God”: