I Can't Handle It

In my continued reading of Kisses From Katie by Katie Davis, I came across this passage:

“ ‘Remember, God will never give you more than you can handle.’  People repeat this frequently; I heard it when I was growing up and I hear it now.  It is meant to be a source of encouragement, and it would be if I believed it were true.  But I don’t.” –Kisses From Katie

How many times can we say we have either heard this, or have said this?  It is a very common word of encouragement that we often use when we can’t find the right words to say.  But wait, it’s not true?!  That’s a game changing revelation—God may, and most likely will, give you more than you can handle.  Why?  Because He loves us.  At the point of realizing we can’t do it on our own, we move over and let God show His faithfulness by doing the impossible.

Last week David and I were feeling the pressures of moving.  It’s coming down to the wire and we still could not decide on a place to live.  It seemed like everything that had the space we needed was just over our budget.  I could see the weight of this decision coming down on my husband and he honestly did not know what to do.  We realized we really needed God to take over.  He did.  That evening we came across the perfect location and everything has fallen into place since then.  We couldn’t…He could.  We doubted…He prevailed.  As nice as it would be to never have more than you can handle, I thank God for those opportunities in my life.  It is in those moments where I am allowed glimpses into God’s power and glory.  Granted, we may not always get an answered prayer as quickly as we did with our condo, but we will always see God show His faithfulness when we lay our burdens at His feet.

Is there anything in your life that is overwhelming you?  If so, give thanks and let go.  God will take it from here.  The result may not always look the way you had hoped or even imagined, but you can rest assured that God will prove faithful.

In Him,

Lindsey