I remember (and re-blogged) when Kayla posted the original a year ago. A persistent thought/fear throughout my life has always been: “What will I do if I have to face something I can’t handle?” God finally provided that answer.
It was 6 years ago when I reached the end of my strength. It was there I found HIM in a way I’d never before knew. I now call that time my GIFT of DESPERATION. If I had not been THERE, I would not be in the place I am now. If I had not realized and admitted my brokenness I would not now be healed(ing). God WILL take us to a place at which HE is our only answer. It is an expression of His Love for us.
It’s been nearly a year since I wrote God will give you more than you can handle.
A whole year.
I can hardly believe it. It still surfaces as one of my most-read blogs of all time and I don’t think that’s a coincidence. It’s because out of everything we could ever go through as human beings, that is the one thing that connects us all. The struggle–and the triumph over it.
I read it again this morning, throwing myself back to the time when the Christmas lights were strung, the tree decorated, the little manger on the dresser paused in time with Mary’s eyes on the baby Savior’s face. Nothing had changed from just an hour before and I’m certain that even our cat was undisturbed from his sleep. Nothing had changed except our hearts. Because my dad, laying within the glow of Christmas lights, had breathed his…
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