God Doesn’t Give Me More Than I Can Handle??

Someone might tell you when you feel like the world is caving in that God will not give you more than you can handle. I don’t know who came up with that originally but why wouldn’t God give you more than you can handle? It happens to me all the time – life gets incredibly hard, people make it difficult, disappoint comes and things seem to pile one upon the other until a breaking point…”I can’t handle this alone, I need you, God to step in.” If God only gave me what I could handle on my own then why in the world would I ever recognize my vast need for him? Beyond my need for redemption, beyond my need for forgiveness for my sins, I am weak and fragile in this harsh world and without God, I don’t stand a...

“DO YOU SEE ME?” STUDY BEGINS TOMORROW

I find in my own life that no matter how old I get, no matter how much I study The Word of God, no matter the length of time that I know the Lord as my Savior, I cannot hear this enough, I cannot be soothed by it enough. There are those moments for every one of us when we look around at the circumstance and even if for a moment, doubt and fear rises the question in our heart: “God, are you still with me, do you see me?” Even if we know the truth of God’s Word, fear, trial, testing, can crowd out that truth…in those times when we endure over a long period of time, the weariness can create a sense that you are in the battle trenches alone. When we aren’t that familiar with what God has to say to us through His Scriptures…then we...

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