“God will never give you more than you can handle”. I never took this bit of wisdom as is. I always somehow understood that it was only true with God. So I understood it as, “God will never give you more than you can handle without Him”. But if I ever had believed the original statement, I wouldn’t now. Because I’m not handling things. Not well. Starting a business is hard. Starting a business and a baseball program at the same time is harder. Couple that with the normal challenges of becoming an adult and the fun just multiplied! *that’s sarcasm, folks* The devil is constantly attacking me with fear and anxiety andI’m not handling it all that well. (Ask my friends :) Thankfully, that statement isn’t true! God tells us that He will it let us be TEMPTED beyond what we can bear (1 Corinthians 10:13), but not that He won’t give us more than we can handle, period.
The truth that I’m finding out, is that I am given things I can’t handle apart from Him. I can’t handle the things in my life, the fear and anxiety and stress of what I’m doing, WITHOUT HIM. For possibly the first time in my life, I actually want and need to read my Bible, because only in the Word, prayer, and Christian music do I find peace. There are days I don’t feel like reading my Bible, but many days, the weight is pressing in and I need it. For at least the time I’m doing my Bible study and prayer, the weight and fears are lifted. It’s a totally new experience.
This whole post is kind of out if the blue, but it’s what I was thinking about this morning and I thought I’d share. Have a blessed day!