OF COURSE God Gives You More Than You Can Handle! The Woman at the Well: Thirsting for Truth

A popular saying is “God won’t give you anything you can’t handle.” Of course He does! He asks any number of things of us that we can’t do EXCEPT with HIS help and grace.

This doesn’t mean we should start looking for impossible feats to accomplish. Nor does it mean that we should say “Yes” to every seemingly impossible opportunity that comes our way. Sometimes God puts limits or closed doors in our path to teach and guide us.

But it does mean that when He wants us to do something we don’t think we can do,

instead of...

telling Him all the reasons we can’t, or waiting to feel like we have the strength and the ability...

we should rather...

just take the next step, put one foot in front of the other, obey, and trust Him for the ability.

What impossible assignments has God given you?

Is it an unexpected or drastic change in your life; a family conflict you need to absolve; a healing from an illness? To you it may seem impossible (and the devil would want you to believe that), but God loves to answer impossible prayers, because He, the creator of all that is, lives in the realm of what seems impossible.

He wants us to be obedient in prayer so that He can stretch our faith to the place where He dwells. In this place of faith-filled obedience, He makes the impossible possible by His might and power alone. He wraps His strength around our weakness, bringing our faith to a new level.

We must realize that we are not alone. God is powerful, and He is with us through every storm and danger in life.

I once heard a story about a house that caught on fire one night and was being consumed with flames. A young boy was forced to climb out on the roof to escape. His father stood below with his arms outstretched, calling out loudly to his son, "Jump! I will catch you." The only way to save his life was to get the boy to jump. But he only saw the huge flames and black smoke and was terribly afraid. His father kept yelling frantically, "Jump! I will catch you." The boy fearfully protested, "Daddy, I can’t see you. I can’t see you," to which the father replied, "But, I can see you and that’s all that matters."

God breaks through if we don't give up in prayer. Sometimes we feel the darkness of life just like that young boy on the roof. We can't see our way through a situation, but we pray fervently to God for the answer. We may say, "God, I can’t feel your presence. Are you with me?" And He says to us, "I can see you and that’s all that matters. I will never leave you or forsake you. You can trust me."

We must realize that God is there and that He will catch us even though we cannot see our way through. He will grant us victory step-by-step as we continue in prayer. Don't give up in prayer, because He will win the battle for you.

Remember that His strength is made perfect in our weakness. Let us pray for one another that our faith may not fail. Faith honors God. He answers prayer according to our faith. We link our humanity to His omnipotence when we pray in faith.

"Don't discount what is possible with God. When God gives an assignment, it is no longer an impossibility, but rather it is an absolute certainty. When God gives you a seemingly impossible task, the only thing preventing it from coming to pass is your disobedience… How do you respond to assignments that seem impossible? Do you write them off as unattainable? Or do you immediately adjust your life to God's revelation, watching with anticipation to see how He will accomplish His purposes through your obedience. God wants to do the impossible through your life." --Henry and Richard Blackaby

Christ’s peace and our Mother Mary’s love,

Mary Sampey

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