As I near the age of 50, one thing I’ve never yet experienced is a warning from suffering asking me if I’m ready for another round.
Life’s trials are sometimes like a gentle rain. Other times they come like a ferocious storm of destruction. Either way, we are never asked about it in advance.
Christian people say, “Well, God never gives you more than you can handle.” It seems like such a comforting idea, but think about what that means. It means that you can make it on your own without God. You can handle it without Him. The Bible, however, always leads us back to God.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength (Isaiah 30:29).
He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
The answer is never found within; only in Him.