|IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - ARCHIVES|
February 1st, 2010
ONLY WHAT YOU CAN HANDLE
Growing up my Grandma was such a highlight of my childhood, so caring, loving, comforting, funny, loud and just a joy to be around. I look at myself and sometimes think of my Grandma and it makes me smile that she influenced me in so many positive ways. When you are surrounded by so much negativity as I was as a child, the positives you do have surely stand out, and Grandma was for sure one of those for me. She was such a strong woman yet had such a tender side and her faith in God ran so deep. She truly is the person who planted the seed of belief in God for me. No matter what struggles were brought her way, her faith did not waver. To the core of who she was she knew God only gives us what we can handle. This is the greatest life lesson I inherited from her.
It’s no surprise that life right now is a struggle for far too many, sadly it’s like cancer you may not have had it or have it but you know someone who has. Of course problems and hard times are subjective to your own life and community, clearly we are not experiencing what others go thru in third world countries, however for the life you have built yourself it has been shaken to a level possibly you haven’t had to endure before. This is where the strong belief that God only gives you what you can handle comes in handy. As tough as it might be, you can find comfort that this journey is something that you can handle, that you will find a way out of it even in the darkest moments when you are not sure how much more you can take, light always comes. Put your faith in God and he will see you thru, it might not be on a human time line and you may not understand some of the stuff you have to endure right now, but God does have a plan for you…”For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11. Time and time again I witnessed that verse with my Grandma’s life, whatever was thrown her way she handled it head on believing and knowing that she will come out the other side and sometimes it wasn’t what she herself would have planned but it was exactly what she ended up needing, that’s God! And that is Wonderful!
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