Tuesdays with Tabitha
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19 (KJV)

The following in an excerpt from the devotional book, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, in which the author writes  from Jesus’ point of view; the first person singular (I, Me, Mine) always refers to Christ, and “You” refers to the reader: 
Peace is My continual gift to you. It flows abundantly from My throne of grace.  Just as the Israelites could not store up manna for the future but had to gather it daily, so it is with My Peace.  The day-by-day collecting of manna kept My people aware of their dependence on Me.  Similarly, I give you sufficient Peace for the present, when you come to me by prayer and petition with thanksgiving.  If I gave you permanent Peace, independent of My Presence, you might fall into the trap of self-sufficiency.  May that never be!
I have designed you to need Me moment by moment.  As your awareness of your neediness increases, so does your realization of My abundant sufficiency.  I can meet every one of your needs without draining My resources at all.  Approach My throne of grace with bold confidence, receiving My Peace with a thankful heart.
As I read this devotion a few nights ago, I was reminded that God’s peace is readily available to us all, perfectly within grasp, yet it’s only ever just enough.
Never too little, never too much.
God is a loving, merciful, gracious Heavenly Father who wants to talk to us.  He wants us to bring Him our faults, our struggles, our temptations, our pleas, our thankfulness.  He created us-so He already knows our needs-but He wants us to pour our hearts out to Him in everything, and in return He offers us His remarkable peace, in perfect, single serving doses.
He gives us just what we need, when we need it.
Because if we came to Him just once and received all we needed for a lifetime, we would have no reason to ever come to Him again in dependence. We would then become self-sufficient, self-righteous, and would no longer feel the desire to seek Him.
The type A personality that I am often attempts to do everything myself, independent of God’s will and His plan for my life.  I constantly struggle with the need to do everything my way, and in my time, instead of just taking it to Jesus and letting him fix it, heal it, or carry it for me.  But it’s unnecessary for me to struggle with the burden of self-sufficiency when the One who holds the world in His hands is willing to listen to every desire of my heart and replace my pain with more love, grace, and mercy than I could ever need.  
So instead, I’ll strive to take each day-each moment-one at a time.  I’ll try my best to seek His presence in everything that I do and remember that when the ways of this world overwhelm me, all I have to do is look to Him for the strength and peace to make it through.
Because He’ll give me just enough.
What overwhelms you?
Do you struggle with finding God's peace?
Do you make it a point to talk to God throughout the day, remembering to seek Him and thank Him simultaneously?