Why God gives us more than we can handle

I have learned to accept it, even ask for it, this ‘more than I can handle.’ Because in these times, God shows Himself victorious. He reminds me that all of this life requires more of Him and less of me. God does give us more than we can handle. Not maliciously, but intentionally, in love, that His glory may be displayed, that we may have no doubt of who is in control, that people may see His grace and faithfulness shining through our lives.

– Katie Davis author of this must read book

An amazing, can’t miss, book……

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Yesterday I happened upon this book Kisses From Katie and upon seeing the cover my spirit was stirred. I knew I had to buy it and am so glad I did.

This book is the true story of a woman who at age 18 left a comfortable life behind and trusted God enough to let Him lead her into all that He had for her, even when it was not what she had expected it to be. She is now 22 and is the adoptive mother of 14 girls! Wow! Right!

I have not finished the book yet but I was struck by the chapter in which she describes how early on she struggled with (among other things) separation and loneliness at night while experiencing pure joy(among other things)  during the day. She wraps up the chapter by saying…

“No matter how many contradictions I struggled with, how difficult certain situations were, no matter how lonely I got, one truth remained firmly grounded in my heart: I was in the center of God’s will; I was doing what I was created to do.”

Oh that we would be a people of such faith! That our willingness to trust God and follow Him into all that He has for us would far outweigh the struggles with “feelings” that we may encounter.