Recently, I bought some shoe inserts that are supposed to relieve foot pain and increase sole support. My feet have been killing me lately so I guess I’m just trying to get all the help I can, chasing my three little humans around the house.
But when I put the inserts onto the sole, it raised my feet out of the shoe! It was silly and uncomfortable. I walked around the house with a jump in my step, about to loose the shoes at my heels! My husband asked, “Why did you put those in your shoes?, you don’t need them.” And he was right my sweet New Balance kicks were sufficient on their own. My feet did not need anymore support than what the shoe had already provided.
I find Jesus metaphors all over the place, and yes our soles are no exception! Hahaha hehehee
My friends, Jesus is completely sufficient. He does not need anything added or subtracted unto himself. And He will not share His supremacy, there is no room! He is enough, He is God!
Sometimes, we think we need more because our flesh is uncomfortable. We are in pain or lonely. Our flesh aches for immediate relief.
I will confess it’s tempting to give up this walk of faith when our feet are feeling weary. It’s tempting to fix our eyes on physical comforts…maybe Jesus plus this or that equals perfect peace…
Let me encourage us once again …
He is sufficient. He is all we need.
He is our Lord and savior, our shepherd king, our great joy and perfect peace, our soul’s delight, our helper, sustainer, and friend.
Jesus, only Jesus. The real joy giver. The Creator, maker, sustainer. The shoes for my feet, the light to my path. The end all, be all, above all God of everything. Jesus, the sweetest name. The hope of every tribe, tongue, and nation.
Put your feet in these shoes. Trust Him with your whole self. Surrender the old way for a new walk, and His peace will consume your every step.
SOME TRUTH TO WALK IN:
Ephesians 6:15— …for shoes, put on the peace that comes from the good news, so that you will be fully prepared..
Isaiah 26:3 –You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Colossians 1:15-17— The Son is the image of the invisible God…all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Hebrews 8:6 –But now Jesus, our High Priest, has been given a ministry that is far superior to the old priesthood, for he is the one who mediates for us a far better covenant with God, based on better promises.
Hebrews 12:24 –You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks of forgiveness instead of crying out for vengeance like the blood of Abel.
2 Corinthians 12:9— But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
Isaiah 9:6 –For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.