Friday, June 8, 2012

Nothing Can Happen

"Nothing can happen today that the Lord and I cannot handle"

A dear friend of mine gave me this little frame before I left for the mission field. It is an amazing piece of handiwork, as the person cut it out very intricately. My husband really liked it, so I have kept it over the sink in our bathroom so he can glance at it every day while we are preparing for our day.

 At first I was a little unsure about the meaning of what it said and thought it was just a tad prideful--I wanted to scratch out the part that says "I cannot handle". I really wished it read, "Nothing can happen today that the Lord cannot handle." Perhaps I thought it was boastful, but my emphasis was on the second half of the sentence, not the first.

We all have days when we feel like we can't handle what God is putting before us, whether it be trials of our faith with family, sickness, job situations, finances, or relationships.
On second thought, it does agree with scripture, as Paul wrote in Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." God gives us the strength, supplies the necessary grace to face each new day and situation. He only gives us what we need to face today.....and promises to be with us for all of our tomorrows.