I want to share an Aha! moment that I had this week.
Something that I have been pondering recently is that the Lord will not give me any more than He knows I can handle. Having faith that this is true, it would be logical then to go into any trial knowing that I could, albeit with some help from the Lord, overcome the adversary or make it through whatever has been put in front of me. I've come to realize that this means I will have to put away the victimized mindset that is so easy to carry with me. I have often gone into difficult situations thinking I can't do this. It's too much. I'm all on my own.
How foolish I was. I can do it with the help of the Lord, He will test me but it won't be anything I can't handle with His help, and I am never on my own. That last is something that, sadly enough, I (and many of us) fail to remember.
The hymn Be Still My Soul was sung in my ward yesterday. It pertains to this idea of not being alone through your trials and having Him in your corner. The first verse is particularly comforting to me:Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side;
With patience bear thy cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
Through ev'ry change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy Heav'nly friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
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