Why God WILL Give Us More Than We Can Handle
First of all, I want to put it out there that this message was originally written on January 14th, which happened to be just days before the sudden loss of a long time friend of mine. God works in crazy ways, am I right? He goes before us.
This quote; "God will never give you more than you can handle"...
You've heard this. Maybe you've seen it plastered on a Pinterest quote or underneath someone's profile. I know I have, many times.
I couldn't disagree with this quote more.
If God never gives us more than we can handle, WHY DO WE NEED HIM in the first place? As followers of Christ, we rely on Jesus to be our foundation. And if you're a non believer, once you enter a "storm" in life, you resort to the things of this world to get by. Whether it be, a relationship, drugs or alcohol, partying, or materialistic desires, we all resort somewhere when times get tough. When things aren't going too great in this life, as humans, we feel a void, in which we try to fill. We were created to fill that void with Jesus, but since we are sinners, some retreat to earthly things; temporary fillers.
Why do we do that?
We do this because, sometimes, God gives us more than we can handle on our own.
Jesus came to this earth, lived a sinless life, and died for us on the cross all because first, He loves us that much, and secondly, because we need Him to fill a void, a hole in our hearts that we have as humans. This hole is a burning desire for something constant, eternal, not temporary... Something that will always fulfill us and never fail us.
Everyone has something they fill their void with. For some, it could be a boyfriend or girlfriend, a spouse, for others, maybe its a false reality you're holding onto. We live in a society today, that believes the false reality that the things of this world will satisfy us. And somethings, they may satisfy you... TEMPORARILY. The true reality is, Jesus is the ONLY CONSTANT.
So, back to my original statement; God will most definitely give us more than we can handle. Why? Because how else are we supposed to realize that their is a void? Something missing -
The truth is, we can't, not if we aren't given more than we can handle alone.
With all of this being said, there is NOTHING WE CAN'T HANDLE WITH JESUS as our filler. You have to pick Him, each and every time.
With Him, we can do all things through Christ Who strengthens us. -Philippians 4:13
How awesome is that?!
THERE IS NOTHING IN THIS WORLD THAT WE CAN'T CONQUER WITH JESUS.
All you have to do is choose Him.
I choose Jesus.
This is dedicated to you, #22.