Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

Something to ponder...

This is a layout that I made a couple of months ago. The journaling is a reflection of some things that God has been teaching me this year about relying on Him.

We have all heard it said a thousand times 'God never gives us more than we can handle'. I have been contemplating this statement for some months now and I have come to believe that it is almost right, except one word. I believe the word 'never' should be 'always'. I think the statement should go like this 'God
always gives us more than we can handle'.

Think about it. If God never gave us more than we can handle, we would never reach a point of dependence on Him. We would be self-sufficient, which would probably lead to arrogance and pride. I just don't think that's how God works. I think he wants us to know that we are weak. And I think He wants to be strong for us. His plan of salvation is a perfect example.

We are all sinners. Our sin is more than any of us can handle. We cannot fix it and we cannot save ourselves from it. We are destined to die because of our sins.
Romans 8:3a "For the wages of sin is death"

But God, in His mercy, doesn't leave it at that, He offers His son to pay the price for us Romans 8:3b "but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

That's the kind of God I think He is...a Savior. When we are weak, He is strong. Have you allowed yourself to be weak? One who gives us good and perfect gifts. Have you accepted the gift?


Caroline said...

Great thoughts Christy! Yes I have accepted the gift :)

Mandy said...

I'd say I've got the weak thing down, especially lately. :) But it is a relief sometimes to realize I don't have to be in control.

Wanted to say thanks for the encouraging comment you left on my blog lately. It means so much to know I'm not the only mom that struggles. Thanks and thanks for your prayers.