The last and greatest lesson that the soul has to learn is the fact that God, and God alone, is enough for all its needs. This is the lesson that all His dealings with us are meant to teach; and this is the crowning discovery of our whole Christian life, God is enough!Hannah Whitall Smith, The God of All Comfort
A completely empty vessel Is all that I am An empty pot to be used In the way that He has planned God most-graciously will give me All that I do need To be used the most by Him He'll decide what is best for me He might place me on a top shelf Filled with fine perfume Or on the floor behind the door In the darkest, darkest room Whatever He decides is best Even when life is tough The most important thing is this: God is always, always enough
I believe that Hannah Whitall Smith was correct when she boldly asserted that the last and greatest lesson we must learn is the total sufficiency of God and God alone. It is last because it signifies that we have made the paramount decision to acknowledge and trust God for who He is – the supreme, everlasting, almighty God of the universe. We can thereafter rest in the power and care of our sovereign God who graciously and wisely gives us all things needful.
Blaise Pascal, seventeenth-century Christian philosopher, observed, “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.” Until we allow God to fill this vacuum in our heats, we will spend our lives searching for something to satisfy our emptiness. We will forfeit experiencing the fullness and richness of God’s grace, presence, and plan for us.
Cynthia Heald, Becoming a Woman Whose God is Enough. p. 3-4.