Remember that post I wrote last week?
The one about having too much going on?
Oh my, how things have changed.
And, the thing that scares me most is that, in a way, I may have asked for this.
I ended that post saying I was going to try to work through everything and avoid the desire to retreat when faced with tough times. Well, times have only become tougher. And, I want to retreat more than ever now.
However, with that said, I’m still trying.
I’m exhausted physically and emotionally. And, I’m still fighting the urge to retreat.
It’s not easy, but through all of this I’m reminded of the passage in the Bible that says God will not give you more than you can handle. I know that’s a loose translation of 1st Corinthians 10:13, but I really think it’s true. The trick is that with God we are able to handle a lot more than we think.
It’s kind of funny how that works.
God’s going to let us go through tough times. He never promises that he wont. He simply tells us that if we lean on him we will get through it, because he’s never going to give us more than we can handle.
It’s a pretty amazing relationship we have, if you really think about it.
So, here I go again. I’m going recommit myself to facing these trials. And as I said last week, hopefully I’ll be better for having lived through it.