Unspeakable Joy Devotional

1-October

 

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More Than You Can Handle. There are many types of ministries in the world. And I am always amazed when I find one that reaches people in their own elements. I came across Rodeo For A Reason when I was in Las Vegas for the NFR. I follow their ministry and just love all that they do and stand for – reaching those for Christ. I am going to share their post from yesterday because I really thought it spoke to me and hopefully it will for you too.

God won’t give you more than you can handle….” Odd, I can’t seem to find that verse. I’m guessing Job would take exception to that cliché. So would Joseph. Paul did. 2 Corinthians 1:8 “For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life.”

Why would God allow him to experience hurt more than he could handle? Read on “….But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead.” 2 Corinthians 1:9

Truth? Cancer is more than you can handle. So is infidelity. So is caregiving. So is rejection. So is death and loss and grief and prodigal children and 101 other life struggles.

God doesn’t expect YOU to handle it. He expects you to hand it over to HIM. He doesn’t want you relying on your strength, but on His. If we keep walking around thinking “God won’t give me more than I can handle,” we’re setting ourselves up for heavenly disappointment.

Good news? He beckons for your burdens, 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” You will never know relief unto you do. For this hard place, I have Jesus!

 

 

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