Too often we hear the words, “God will never give you something you can’t handle.” I have believed that to be true until this Relevant Magazine article shifted my perspective on the matter. Here’s an excerpt from the author, Michael Hidalgo:
When we become aware that life will give us more than we can handle and come to grips with this, we find a promise: God is faithful to meet us in the mess and in the pain.
And when He does, we learn to recognize our constant need to depend on Him. This is why Peter instructs the Church to cast our fears, worries, suffering and pain on God. He reasons we can do this because God cares for us. When life deals us more than we can handle, we can rest in the reality that God can handle it.
We are made to depend on God–not on our skills, talents, intelligence, charisma, wealth, or anything that makes us believe we are wonderful. When we see God’s strength at work, the burden is lifted from our shoulders and confidence starts rising up in our hearts. It’s confidence not in ourselves, but in a God Who can deal with anything life throws at us, a kind of confidence that gives us peace that passes ALL understanding. As we go through that which we can’t handle, the more we are confronted with God’s beauty, strength, and embrace; the more we fall in love with the One Who longs to be our everything.
Whatever it is You are facing, God wants you to give it to Him. He wants to carry you through the circumstance and show you that He is strong enough. In those difficult moments that leave us empty, God wants to unburden us so He can fill us with His Presence– His Presence that is more than enough.
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me'” –2 Corinthians 12:9