I Can’t Take It Anymore!
This lie is one I believe quite a bit, especially when faced with a number of new or unexpected challenges.
2017 has been a year of enlightenment for me. In it, I have come to see my shortcomings as a mother, friend, sister, daughter, and wife. I’ve realized that there have been countless instances in which I wish I’ve said it done things differently. The losses and lessons have brought frustration, even tears.
Yet in my reading this week, I was met with an important reminder.
God’s Grace Is Sufficient For Me.
Weathering The Seasons
We all go through rough patches. Each of us goes through hard times and are pushed to our limits sometimes. Some things we tend to forget when met with hardship are:
- If the burden is God-given, His grace should see us through.
- Sometimes we take on more than God meant for us to carry, especially when we don’t trust in Him to see us through and do things our way.
- God will never lead us anywhere His grace won’t sustain us.
- He won’t give us more than we can handle.
The hard part is simply letting go and letting God. Instead of believing in God and His sufficient Grace we tend to fall into pits of hopelessness and despair.
For instance, I have believed:
- I can’t take one more unanswered or unreturned call from the public school system knowing my son’s needs aren’t being met.
- I can’t take one more sleepless night after an anxiety attack.
- I can’t take one more heartbreak learning I can’t trust yet another friend I cared about.
The truth is No matter the situation or circumstance, God’s Grace Is Sufficient For Me!
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 New International Version (NIV)
7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.