It Is Enough!

By Ruth Bell Graham   •   September 24, 2004

Someone pointed out that Jesus did not feed all the hungry, heal all the sick or raise all the dead.

Yet when He came to the end of His life’s work just before His crucifixion, Jesus said, “I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do” (John 17:4, KJV). Hours later, His final words on the cross were “It is finished” (Cf. John 19:30).

Often when I am exhausted, I have said, “It is enough!” We each have a limit, like the Plimsoll mark, a line around ocean tankers that indicates when a ship has reached capacity. He who made us knows just how much we can take. He never overloads us. But neither has He promised us strength for tasks that we take on without His direction.

I want God to so order my life that when the end comes, I can say, “I have finished the work which Thou gavest me to do.”

I do not want to feel compelled to say “It is enough!” before I can say, with His help, “It is finished.”