I have a bone to pick with a certain phrase people use. Several people in my life have recently had some crappy things happen and one phrase that keeps being repeated to them is, "God wouldn't give you more than you can handle." And I think that phrase is bull. God doesn't give people cancer. God doesn't make babies have strokes. God doesn't terminate pregnancies. God doesn't make people lose their job.
But he allows these things to happen. He allows things to happen to you that you can't handle. Alone. That's the point, I think. You can't do it alone - so you can turn to drinking, food, drugs - or Him.
But I'm still ticked about it. Why would He allow these things to happen to good people? Why doesn't he stop it from happening? Where is the lesson in losing a child? A parent? What good can come of these things?
I imagine that to Him, right now I look like an angry teenager, shaking my fist, slamming doors and throwing tantrums. Maybe He wants to ground me. But I think He is just smiling and saying, "Someday when you're older, you'll understand."
I certainly hope so.