Medicine for your soul

I am always hearing people say, Don’t worry, God never gives us more than we can handle. Truth is, He allows us to go through more than we can handle because He loves us and wants us to depend on Him. He wants to teach us to be content in Him and remember His goodness.

But also to reflect on eternity and comfort other Christians who are going through the same thing we went through.

Paul penned these words in 2 Corinthians 1:8-9:

“We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death.”

Paul’s agonizing choice of words, “under great pressure,” “far beyond our ability to endure,” and “despairing even of life,” show us that the difficulties he and the other disciples experienced were well beyond their human ability to handle.

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Losing Everything

This is really good Heather.

To Declare His Glory

They will seize everything you value and carry it away.’ ”…(1 Ki 20:6).
 
Sometimes I get tired of the Sunday school answers, the ones that paint this perfect idyllic picture of following God.
 
Something changes in your heart when the Sunday school answer just doesn’t cut it anymore. Sometimes the enemy seizes everything we value and carries it away and we are brought to a true crossroad in our faith. A place where we are thrust into a crisis of faith, where we must choose what we really believe Jesus to be like.
 
Jesus doesn’t change. It’s out attitude about Him, when life seems unfair that must be reshaped by His love. I get it, that even sounds like an easy answer. You may be facing the reality of a health crisis, the death of a loved one, divorce, betrayal, loss and abuse. If that’s the case, I…

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