Sometimes it’s nice when the obvious is acknowledged. It’s right there, staring everyone in the face and yet sometimes the issue is danced around like it is a Maypole. Everyone pretending to be fine when in fact, life is falling apart. I know, I’ve put on that very mask myself many times in life. I’ve had many times where life was just plain hard but had taken on the perspective, in order to handle it mentally, that it was all no big deal. I put on a mask. I would recite to myself, “this too shall pass” and shrugged it off. Oh, the other lovely line you hear is “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle”. Say what? That puts the onus back on me to handle it on my own. God does allow things in our life but I don’t believe He sits back and says, “let’s see what she does with this?”. If He is going to allow something in our lives, He is going to be right there to help carry us through. There is purpose in the pain for whatever we’re going through. We may not know right now, or even in this lifetime but that’s where trust comes in.
This verse has given me a sense of hope. A sense of not being alone in this world to just “handle it”. A sense that Jesus understands what I’m going through since He experienced trouble in this world also. A knowledge that He has this and He has me in the palm of His hand. I am His child and He loves me and will never let me go to just get through life on my own. He has overcome the troubles of this world and He can help me overcome any troubles that come up in mine. I only need to lean on Him and trust Him. There is hope, there is love, there is Jesus to help you through also.