God Is More Than Enough

Last summer when I talked to a friend, we discussed books that had impacted our lives. The book she mentioned was God Is More Than Enough by Jim Berg (that’s our Amazon affiliate link; see our privacy policy). I had never heard of the book or the author, but I respected my friend enough to want to read it too.

Think about the phrase “God is more than enough.” Do you believe that? If so, do you live that way? In this book, Jim Berg brings us face to face with those questions and the reality of our answers.

Do you ever struggle with “What ifs” or “If onlys” or “I don’t like” thoughts? Dr. Berg shows that the basis for discontent is unbelief, and gives five compelling biblical statements to combat that unbelief.

What about worry? That is something with which I can struggle. Jim Berg uses the phrase “noisy soul” and “quiet soul.” When I worry, my soul is not quiet. At the root of that worry, is something I don’t believe God for. For example, recently John and Jesse went on a backpacking trip in Colorado for a long weekend. They didn’t have cell signal to communicate with us through most of their backpacking time, and I began to worry about thema noisy soul. I was reminded once again that God is more than enough. With my trust rooted in Him, I didn’t need to worry. Worry doesn’t solve anything, while faith quiets my heart. Prayer, which I can do, cements that trust.

I love having a quiet soul and dislike it if my soul is noisy. If you ever have noise in your soul, I highly recommend God Is More Than Enough as a great book to read this summer.

Trusting in Jesus,
Teri

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and
learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye
shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and
my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30

14 thoughts on “God Is More Than Enough”

  1. Thanks Teri. Hadn’t read this one, but did a bible study years ago with , “Changed into His Image”, which was very good. I struggle with chronic pain 24/7. God has been faithful to lead me to great doctors and helpful plans to combat this. However, I struggle greatly when my pain is at a constant ten for a couple of days. I literally just pray without ceasing, but doubts rear their ugly head. Why does he let me suffer, etc., my children struggle watching me. I will have to order this one, I need to constantly be encouraged. Thanks for all you do to spread the message of grace and salvation:-) xo Suzanne

    1. I liked God Is More Than Enough so much that I am also reading Changed Into His Image and Created for His Glory. I agree with you. They are good as well. Pain 24/7 would be difficult and discouraging. I am sorry you have such a rough road, and I am encouraged by your faithfulness through your pain.

  2. For a more in-depth study on this topic, Jim Berg also has a Bible study called Quieting a Noisy Soul. I am currently working through it, and it has been life-changing for me. It is a study with twenty-four lessons on video along with a workbook divided into three sections: notes to follow as he teaches each lesson, an interactive study guide where you work to apply what you are learning, and an appendix with corresponding practical information for each lesson. I have learned so much through it, and for anyone considering it, it is well worth the price.

    1. Thank you, Karen. I heartily agree. We have also gone through that study in the last year. It is powerful and practical. We regularly recommend it to those who come to us with problems, and for those who want spiritual growth, which should be all of us. Those who have gotten it and done the study have had similar results to yours – life changing.

  3. Thank you for the book recommendation, Teri. I like what you said about faith quieting your heart, and prayer cementing your trust. God bless you!

  4. This is so challenging to me- I often struggle with worry and “the noisy soul.” What a great reminder to surrender to the Lord and rest with a quiet soul. Sounds like a wonderful book!

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