Trials. Stresses. Difficult Times. Where do we turn when life is hard? Jesus told us we would face trials and He offered encouragement so we could maintain our peace. Yet, knowing we will face trials and knowing what to do about them are two very different things. These 6 tips when life is hard help us know what to do in difficult times.
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?
Tears fell from my eyes as I hung up the phone from my physician. He was compassionate and kind, and I could tell he felt bad that there was only so much he could do to ease my pain and suffering while we searched for answers.
Friends had been texting, “Have you heard anything?” “What’s the latest?”
I sat for a moment blinking back the tears as my phone pinged to alert of another message coming in.
“I can’t handle any more,” I typed in response to a friend’s request for an update.
That’s just it. People, Christians included, often say that God won’t give you any more than you can handle, but that’s just not true. We’ve gotten it all wrong.
Are you wondering how will you navigate the trials in your life? Sometimes life’s situations are just tough. They wear you down, especially when one trial comes on the heels of another. Let me encourage you to hang in there! There is hope.
In today’s guest post, Liz Giertz, a self-admitted “word nerd,” shares a process she uses when faced with difficult decisions. Read to the end for a free printable worksheet she’s including as a special offer. [more]