Have you ever wanted to run away? Or, hide yourself from your friends and even from God? Me too. But what I learned is that is the wrong question. The better question is to ask: Who are you running to? Even Hagar in the Bible tried to run away into the wilderness but she wasn’t able to run away from God. He met her right where she was.
When the load is too big to handle, do you try to carry it anyway, until you breakdown under the weight of it? You don’t have to carry that load and be the strong one for yourself or for others. Give that burden to God. He wants to be your strength. Read more for 3 scriptures to stand on when you feel as if the weight of the world is resting on your shoulders.
Grieving with hope after the loss of a loved one to suicide is possible even when it seems impossible. While suffering the heartache of losing her son, Karis Moore stands firm and chooses to grieve with hope. She shares with us the tools and habits she is using as she walks through grief and trials. Hope in Jesus never disappoints.
Will God give us too much to handle? Some well-intentioned people say that God won’t give us more than we can handle. But, is that really what the Bible says? I’ve been through times when I just wasn’t sure I could handle it. And in truth, in my own strength, I couldn’t. Why does God allow us to go through seasons that are more than we can handle?
In today’s busy culture, doing more is praised. What about when you’re overwhelmed with the enormity of it all? There is an antidote for feeling overwhelmed. As I wondered how I would manage, I thought through these 10 steps that helped me process the overwhelm and exchange it for God’s grace, mercy and provision.
Do you ever struggle to trust God? That’s where I was; wanting to more fully trust but lacking. Sometimes God has to get our attention different ways before we’ll listen. He got my attention on a 3 day beach trip. It was a confirmation to trust God. That was the start of my journey to better understand how to lean on Him and trust him more deeply.