Thank U, Kayla. The words U share here touch me deeply – at least in part, because I’ve been there, done that!
Almost 6 years ago, after the death of my mom, I went to a deep valley. I now recognize it as the place, the start of the process where I received my Gift of Desperation. This re-blog.post describes that place and the start of my journey better than anything I have written.
Reader, If U are in Ur Valley, take heart. U’re in God’s Process. Take Ur Mess to Him. Seek Him! There IS another side to Ur Valley!
There’s a certain phrase I’ve come to really dislike.
All my life, I’ve heard this phrase whenever I go through a rough patch. *And by rough patch, I mean a prickly, gnarly patch that leaves me bleeding to near death*. You’re probably familiar with those kinds of “patches”.
“God will never give you more than you can handle” is the phrase I’m referring to.
And it’s a sweet sentiment, really. The people who say it are speaking from caring and concerned hearts.
BUT–it isn’t true.
I know that sounds harsh, but I promise I haven’t suddenly lost my mind or have become an angry-with-God bitter woman who hates the world. Actually, when I realized the simple fact that God can–and will–give us more than we can possibly bear, it got easier.
And it all started to make more sense.
I’ve often trudged through trials that overwhelm me. Ever since my…
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