More than you can handle

I’ve often heard it said that ” God will not give you more than you can handle.”

In my own personal life I have found that statement to not be true. He will indeed give you more than you alone can handle. So much so that you will feel as if you are drowning in a sea of ” the unimaginable “.

I haven’t written in a very long time because I have been going through a season of ” unimaginable “and the pain is just to raw and too fresh to adequately write about it.

One of my favorite authors, Glennon Doyle, has shared a proverb I try to live by. Never write from an open wound.. only write from a scar. That has been very good advise in my life.

So one day down the road when this sea becomes still again and the wound heals I will speak on these things and be able to tell you of how faithful Jesus was through the whole process and how He showed up in ways I would have missed if not for the wound.

But for now I will sit with the pain and learn all I can from it.

One of my favorite descriptions of pain is also from Glennon Doyle as she says so beautifully ..

“Pain is not a sign that you’ve taken a wrong turn or that you’re doing life wrong…Pain is just a sign that a lesson is coming. Discomfort is purposeful…When pain knocks on the door—wise ones breathe deep and say: ‘Come in. Sit down with me. And don’t leave until you’ve taught me what I need to know’.

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