So, obviously, yesterday was a bad day. Unfortunately,anyone who might need to read that post won't; mainly because they don't know this site exists. I have been pondering this today. "God will never give you more than you can handle". I have to be honest, I'm not really fond of that quaint little saying. People tend to use it as a platitude. Oh, you lost your job? Well, 'God will never give you more than you can handle'. You are sick and can't get out of bed? Well, 'God will never give you more than you can handle'. Your child died? Well, 'God will never give you more than you can handle'.
I have a friend whose baby has been in the hospital for 18 days now and they still have not determined what is wrong with him. I was talking to my pastor, and I said something along the lines of "I can't even begin to imagine the fear she has or how she is staying so positive." And he said, "No one can imagine the difficulties that each of us go through. Me, with the death of my wife; you with your son, and your friend with her child's illness. Each one is tragic, each one is hard, each one is different. God gives us the strength that we need for the situation that we are in."
'God gives us the strength that we need for the situation that we are in.' Oh, AMEN! That is one saying that I can ride the river with.