Monday, August 23, 2010

Plan B

I have been reading this book by Pete Wilson

This book has moved me to tears more times than I care to share. It is about when life dosen't turn out the way we think it should. We are forced to turn to a Plan B in our lives, somewhere we may have never considered ourselves going. And when we find ourselves in these Plan B situations we find ourselves questioning where God is and why he let this happen. It is great for someone questioning where God is in their situation.

I am watching a dear friend go through her personal "Plan B" right now. I wont go into any detail here but to say the least she has had a really rough couple of months. She has always had this saying, and I think it is probably one that we all have heard but it goes:

"God will never give you more than you can handle"

I have actually heard this phrase a lot in my life. And really it is a great thought, but I was reading in Pete's book last night and came upon something that I want to share with you guys:

One particular phrase I seemed to hear over and over was this: "God will never give you more than you can handle"

It sounds so sweet and biblical, like something my grandmother would have done in needlepoint and hung on the wall in her house.

The problem is nothing could be farther from the truth.

Where in the world did we get such a whacked theology? Where's that verse in the Bible? Hallucinations 4:32 maybe?

Here's the truth--and this one is thoroughly biblical:throughout life you will face one situation after another that will be completely beyond what you can handle.

--Pete Wilson "Plan B" Chapter Eight pg 102

Here is what I took from that--God will absolutely give you more than you can handle because--read this carefully--whatever our situation is, it was never meant for us to handle alone.
God will never set you out on your own with a pat on the back and a "Good Luck". That is simply not how he operates. God expects total surrender, and that means our situations as well. How beautiful it is to know that we are not alone. We never have been. We are accompanied by The One who loves us and knows our needs.
So, the next time you feel as though you are just hanging on by a thread and that thread is about to break at any moment, just remember when that thread does break-and it will- you have the King of Kings waiting to catch you when you fall.
**Thank you Pete for bringing this to light for me**


Allyson & Jere said...

Great post, great message. Thanks for sharing.

jenny said...

wonderful thoughts! nice to meet you! jenny, from the moon is full. : )

NanaKim said...

Just a thought, since we never seem to look for help from our Saviour unless we are on our backs, He did not promise not to put more on us that we can carry, He just wants us to need His help with everything good and bad. So don't forget to look to the Lord for guidence, support, love, healing, love, patience, tolerance, direction, comfort, grace, and the list goes on and on. He is the reason we are here and the day belongs to God, we didn't create today not can we bring back yesterday or promise tomorrow. But I know one who can.

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