Behind the Music ~ Jesus Is

“Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:25-26

Society says you are enough, dig deep, you are strong….but the fact is….I’m not. I’m not enough, I’m not strong enough, I’m not good enough. I’m weak and broken and I’ll never be enough. But Jesus is.

He is everything, He is my creator, redeemer, healer. He is the beginning, He is the end, He is everything in between. He is my hope, my only hope. He is so good and kind, and loves me more than I even know.

“And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17

I don’t have to be enough because Jesus is…

Praise God!!!

“Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.” Psalm 63:3

This song was written, birthed (if you will) through heartache, pain and a beautiful realization that if everything falls apart – Jesus is enough. I’ve heard, we’ve all probably heard that phrase but until you come face to face with losing things most dear, being hurt beyond what you thought possible, and feeling very alone, abandoned even, then it becomes real….Jesus really is enough. This truth was and is a balm to my heart. I’m so grateful for my Savior, that He sees me, that He knows me and He loves me still.

“She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” Genesis 16:13

The world seems to be getting darker and darker, many of us have lost loved ones, jobs, and more. But if we lose everything…Jesus will still be enough. Difficulty grows us in ways that good times never will. Embrace the hard and choose what’s better…Jesus.

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8

“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.” Jeremiah 17:14

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.  I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—” Philippians 3:8-9

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence” 2 Peter 1:3

“Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come” Revelation 1:4

Jesus Is
By Christy Hoagland

Verse 1
When the world feels dark
And the storms keep raging on
Help me to remember, I’m not alone

Verse 2
When I can’t forget my pain
When the hurt won’t dim or fade
Remind me once again, Lord, You know my name

Chorus 1
I am known, I am chosen
I am made with God’s own breath
I am seen, I am loved
I don’t have to be enough
Jesus is

Verse 3
When I’ve lost my way
When I want to just give up
Bring me to my knees to choose You, the better thing

Verse 4
You are the God who sees me
While everyone walks by
(And) Lord I know You’re faithful and all I need

Chorus 2
I am known, I am chosen
I am made with God’s own breath
I am seen, I am loved
I don’t have to be enough
Jesus heals and He saves, Jesus is, He is my praise
Oh, He was and He is, Jesus is, He is

He is Holy, Messiah, my Savior and my King
He’s my hope, Redeemer, He is my Victory
He is kindness and He’s goodness, the truth, He is the Life
He is power, my freedom, He will satisfy
Jesus is, He is, He is, He is

Chorus 3
I am known, I am chosen
I am made with God’s own breath
I am seen, I am loved
I don’t have to be enough
Jesus rules and He reigns, Jesus is, He is my praise
Oh, He was and He is, Jesus is, He is
Jesus is enough

© 2021 Christy Hoagland | ASCAP Sing for the King Publishing

This is a live recording from a women’s retreat “Flourish” on October 23, 2021.

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