Recently, I read this quote; “God will ALWAYS give us more than WE can handle. But He will never give us more than HE can handle.”
First, I was diagnosed with a little something called Sinus Tachycardia. Basically, my heart doesn’t always do what it should.
Then, I was diagnosed with very severe Sleep Apnea. I was told that I stopped breathing fifty-seven times an hour, every hour, every night. Apparently, I’m lucky to be alive. I’ve been trying (and failing) to learn to sleep with a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine for the last month.
I was dealing with severe abdominal pain last month, and I had to have an Upper Endoscopy so my Gastroenterologist could find out what was causing me to suffer.
And most recently, I was diagnosed with Migraines and High Blood Pressure.
If that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is. But, I have so much to thank Jesus for.
I could have died a long time ago because of my Sleep Apnea. My heart disorder could have been much more severe; I could’ve had a heart attack, as they run in my family. I’m not healthy, and I’m struggling, but I don’t have cancer. I’m not fighting for my life.
Even when my life is hard, and I wish some things were different, I have so much to thank my God for. He is good. He is worthy of my praise.
It took me a long time to learn to lean on Him in the midst of the storm. It wasn’t an easy mountain to overcome. How did I do it?
- I read the Bible, even when I didn’t want to.
- I prayed every day, even when I felt as though I had been robbed of every last bit of my faith.
- I listened to worship music.
- I listened to other people’s testimonies and learned from their struggles.
- Most importantly: I DIDN’T GIVE UP.
If I can do it, so can you. It takes effort, and it isn’t always a walk in the park, but it’s worth it in the end. If you lean on God, and you live for Him, then He will see you through any trial you face.
How do you keep your faith strong even in the midst of the storm? I would love to hear about it!