“No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Life’s difficulties are proportionate to what we can handle. Getting laid off from your job may seem overwhelming, but you can handle it. Losing your baby at an early age or at birth may throw you into a fiery furnace of turmoil and pain, but you can handle it. Being abused by your husband or disrespected by your wife resembles being tossed to and fro by angry waves and fierce winds which propel a hurricane, but you can handle it. You may have insufficient funds to pay your bills and creditors are threatening or have already come and repossessed what they loaned you, but you can handle it. That’s right, Life’s difficulties are proportionate to what we can handle.
In other words, whatever you’re going through, God has already worked out a plan for you to be able to handle it. That’s why you need not turn to the left hand or to the right hand in search of resolution of your various trials and tribulations. That’s why you need not toss in the middle of the night frustrated and wondering how you’re going to make it. The answer to your dilemma is found within you, and all you need do is pray and fast and allow the Holy Spirit to show you the way that God has already made for you to be able to bear up under the weight of that burden until the door is opened for your exit. Is that not why the old folks in the heat of the day exclaim, “I’m so glad that trouble don’t last always.” Hallelujah!