Did you know that each and every one of us has different trials or challenges. No two challenges are the same. God has given us the opportunity to have our own unique challenges.
Yes infertility is a challenge. Since each of us are all different, even our infertility challenges are different.
How we overcome these challenges can sometimes be daunting, and feel incapable of being able to bear the challenge.
All growing up I was taught and told that “God will not give us more than we can handle.” However, I don’t wholeheartedly agree. Wouldn’t God want us to grow and learn from our challenges?
We may feel like we can’t handle what we’ve been given.
Feeling as though our world around us is crashing down.
And we may feel we are inadequate.
But, we can handle it, our world is not crashing down, and we are adequate.
Take some examples from the scriptures:
- Job had so many bad things happen to him and his loved ones. Yet he kept his cool (at least that’s what I gather), and moved forward with life staying true to God. He stayed positive while his world crashed around him.
- Christ’s suffered for our sins, pains and afflictions. He bled from every pore – look closely in the mirror the next time. See all those pores on your face, and the hair on your body, each hair is a pore. Yep, he bled from every single pore. Kind of gruesome, right? But it shows what challenge He went through for us so we be saved. He loved us THAT much.
Could life be any worse, could life bring on more challenges? Of course it could. But with examples from the scriptures we can gain strength to know we aren’t alone in our struggles.
Yes God will give us challenges – some we even think we can’t handle. He lets things happen to us, for our learning and understanding.
Faith cannot do two things.
- It cannot violate another persons agency. God will not force us to follow Him, however, He will do everything in His power to invite, persuade, be persistent, to get us to come back to Him.
- Faith cannot force our will upon God. We can’t force God to giving us what we truly want and desire.
How does faith fit into all this?
Well, challenges help teach us, to strengthen us and to help us grow closer to Him. We follow Christ, and have faith that all will be made right, even if we don’t understand it right now.
If all our faith is depleted, then we must still have hope. I know at times we feel we can’t even hope, but getting down on our knees to pray even when we don’t feel like it will help give us that hope. It may not be right away, it may take a bit of time.
There has been a glimmer of hope when I thought all was crashing down beside me. However, that glimmer helped me get my faith back where I feel I can start being a light for others to follow.
If you are going through a challenge and you feel like you can’t see beyond all the darkness that surrounds you, just remember to kneel down and pray. And remember this meme:
We are on the winning side and that all will be made right once again, and remember you are loved.
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