Life’s Challenges

Original post: November 13, 2021. Edited.

Life’s challenges will either make you or break you. I’m teetering today.

Trying to excel in all aspects of life is probably just a little too aggressive. But where do you draw the line? How do you not try?

And when trials bombard you in a variety of ways, and from every.single.direction possible…what do you do?

And when others tell me that God won’t give me more than I can handle…well, I just don’t believe that particular thought.

I’m not handling things today. Not very well, anyway.

My sleepless mind is weary, yet it won’t rest. My body is fatigued. My heart aches. A ship without sails on a motionless sea. Yet loneliness, fear, and anxiety sweep over me in waves.

I can’t fix everyone else’s problems although I wish with all my heart that I could. My own bury me as of late.

Life’s challenges. Can you relate? I am alone in my decision-making and in my battles. I do not have a partner to help me. I am trying to pull strength from God. Am I not listening, or what?

I understand many are struggling today as our world is way off-kilter with all that has transpired over the last couple of years. It’s not a secret that more and more people are feeling fearful, anxious, and insecure. The many trials are all consuming. The burdens are just so heavy. Today, I am one of them.

Thankfully, I am able to still witness blessings in every day. And I am truly blessed beyond measure.

The scripture that comes to mind this morning is this beautiful one. This will be my focus for the day.

Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God.

I know tomorrow will be a better day. ♥️


1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:13 is the passage commonly used as the backbone for the concept that God won’t give you more (burdens, trials, and suffering) than you can handle. But Paul is actually referring to sin temptation in this context, not burdens, and finding a means of escape from that temptation of sin. If I am in error, please help me to see differently. ♥️

Photos all taken by me: Ferris wheel, county fair 2021; covered bridge near me; the sun; ship off the coast of Maine, 2017; chair, 2021; Lake Michigan, Pointe Betsie Lighthouse, 2009

2 thoughts on “Life’s Challenges

  1. When my mom used to tell me that God only gives you what you can handle, I was beginning to think he didn’t know me very well. But in the end, he did and everything happened the way it was supposed to. My grandmother used to say that was faith.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: