Daily Delight

Thursday, December 8, 2016

God never gives you more than you can handle.”

Lately, I’ve been reflecting on these words, words that my mom would often remind me whenever I had too much going on in my life. I’d agree with her, and then think how I could still tackle a challenging season all on my own. That’s right, no seeking God’s direction and guidance first. I’d only seek Him after I was too caught up and desperate for help. And those cries to Him for relief and direction were also filled with frustration—God, why am I going through this? When will it end? I can’t do it anymore. I give up. 

For any of you who pleaded and repeatedly asked these same questions, you know it gets old. You’re even more miserable, confused and angry with your situation. Tired of feeling this way, I tried something new. 

Be still, and know that I am God," (Psalm 41:10a, ESV). 

Every time I become upset, worried or impatient with the difficult season I’m in, I repeat this verse while exhaling a long, deep breath. And amazingly as only God can do, I feel the Spirit gently remind me to seek Him first—I’m not alone in this season, and I never was. Do you have a go-to verse that fills you with peace and leads you back to Him? If you don’t, I challenge you to find yours! 

Now, back to God not giving us more than we can handle. Through reciting Psalm 41:10, God put these words on my heart: Daughter, I do give you more than you can handle sometimes because I want you to rely on Me. 

What a powerful truth.
You see, when we rely too heavily on ourselves, we hold onto the idol of self-reliance. We’re straying from our Father—a Father who is delighted every single time we seek Him. 

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart," (Jeremiah 29:13, NIV). 

Are you in the midst of a difficult season? 

Seek Him now, and release the burden to Him. The Lord knows exactly what is troubling you, and He’s waiting for you with open arms. 

About the Author

Lindsay Weiskittel≫ ≫
Raised in the Mitten state, Lindsay’s love for the written word began at a very young age—in fact, you could often find her with a pad of paper, penning what she dreamed would someday become the next great American novel. After graduating college, a new adventure awaited in NYC, where she pursued a career in book publishing. Almost four years later, God called her back home to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she currently resides and works as a writer and editor. 

Many things bring Lindsay joy these days, including fellowship with her friends, cheering on the Michigan State Spartans, the perfect cup of Earl Grey tea and planning a wedding with the amazing man God designed for her.


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