Let God Handle It

Does it sometimes feel like too much?

The diagnosis, the loss, the depression, the hurt that seems to take over your life? Is it just too much to handle?

I’ve heard many people say that God will not give you more than you can handle. I’ve even said it myself. I’m guilty of trying to say whatever I can to comfort someone else during their heartache.

Sis, the hard truth is that God will give us more than we can handle so we will turn to Him and rely on Him rather than the world. He may allow the cancer, the relationship loss, the mental health issues because He wants to draw us closer to Him.

Some of you might not believe me, but I’ve lived it. If you’d have told me I’d survive the loss of a child, I would’ve never believed you. Ever. But with God’s strength, peace, grace, mercy and love, I have lived fifteen years without one of my sons. I’m not telling you I’m never in despair or that there have never been hard times. However, God has held me up and given me the strength to survive.

He will give you that strength as well. Go to Him. Give Him what you’re dealing with and watch Him work. Of course, if it’s God’s will to allow the pain, He will give you the strength to withstand it. But to survive it, we need to surrender it.

The beautiful gift through all of it is the peace God gives. The peace that passes all understanding; a peace we could never generate on our own. Let me tell you that when you feel the peace God gives, you will know it. You. Will. Know. It.

Even during the diagnosis, the surgery, the argument, the lay off at work. Even during the moments you are prostrate on the floor with no more options, He will provide. Trust Him. He is waiting with open arms to take all you have to give Him. Offer it. Surrender it. Let it go. Rest in the peace only He can give knowing He is handling it all.

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7 NIV)


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