More Than We Can Handle


The truth of it is: we really can’t handle much if anything at all, properly or the right way on our own. Isaiah 55:8  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.

Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof the ways of death.

Yes, many times we think we have it all figured out.  At times, it seems easy enough.  And upon that reasoning with the simplest of tasks, we met failure. The reason is because of the aforementioned scriptures above.  We as people see things one way, but in actual reality, it is often much more than what we know.

In this way we also become involved with everyday tasks that are way above our heads, and yes, it can be too much for us. But not is all lost if we trust God.

Isaiah 41:13 For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Jesus told his disciples that “You can do nothing without me.”  This is clear enough.  And Yes, where we might not be tempted except from which we can bear, we can easily become overcome with the perils of this earth.

One only has to look at the causalities of the holocaust or the 35 million civilians lost in WWII. Notice the latter were civilians and not combat soldiers.  Everywhere we look we continue to see war and devastation. And yes, things can easily get way above our heads and more than what we can bear.  Simply examine the 6,000 lost at the Bataan Death March or on the Beaches of Normandy or the loss of those at the World Trade Center.

What?  Are we to suggest that all these people and so many more simply suffered from disbelief and doubt?  Of course, not!

Despite these terrible occurrences, Christ promises us that he is with us even unto the end of the world. Paul assures us that nothing, absolutely nothing-even death can separate us from the love of Christ.

And thus, to that effect, the good news to us is that we can persevere to the end, knowing the unfailing love God has for us.

Nothing is sugar coated upon this exclamation.  Christ and all his disciples died a horrible death for the issue of faith.  Following, thousands of early Christians suffered at the hands of the Romans.

It is no different today: for those who believe-we are promised eternal life upon the end conclusion.  Much of this at some point can easily be too much-more than we can handle.  To that end, we place our faith in Christ.


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