WHEN “GOD WON’T GIVE YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE” DOESN’T CUT IT.
I’ve been accused of living in a bubble.
It used to upset me and I’d feel the need to defend myself. I watch the news. I know what’s going on in the world. Tragedy has hit home in my own life on more than one occasion. I know and understand the suffering of others.
But maybe, just maybe my blog has become a bubble of pet answers and cute cliches, and I truly wasn’t seeing the deep despair some are living with on a daily basis.
What answers do I give to those who feel as if they have no hope?
How can I tell a mother that her children will be okay when that mother is facing debilitating heartache and despair in her own life?
How can I speak words of hope to those who know all those same words, and still can’t grasp that hope?
“God doesn’t give us more than we can handle” doesn’t cut it.
So what do I say?
I don’t know.
I don’t have all the answers.
As desperately as I want to, I can’t write some cute cliche that will answer all the heartache and pain you are going through.
The only answer I have, the only answer I can cling to is this~
God loves you.
When life is at its darkest, when those we love the most in this world have failed us~ failed us in a way that breaks us to the point we think there can be no return,
God loves us.
He is the only One Who loves us unconditionally~with grace and mercy. With power. With hope. With strength. With compassion and with comfort.
And when there isn’t anything else left to cling to~ we cling to Him.
When the pain is so deep we don’t have words left to say~we just ask Him to hold us and keep loving us because that’s all we have left in our emptiness.
And we can know that He will never leave us. He will never forsake us. He will keep loving us amidst the anger we feel for the circumstances life has thrown at us. He will keep loving us when we stop believing He does. He will keep loving us when we can’t pray. When we have lost all faith. When we can’t function. When we can’t stop the tears from flowing.
He will keep loving us.
Cling to Him as He holds on to you.
He won’t ever let go.
Everything and everyone will eventually disappoint.
When you feel like there’s nothing left in this world to trust in~
the One Who gave His only Son for you because of His unfathomable, indescribable, unending love ~
THAT love belongs to you.
It is all yours.
It wraps around your heart and soul and holds you when you think you can’t go on.
God will never stop loving you.
And if that is all we have left in this world,
It is enough.