God Really Likes Me

A friend recently said to my wife and I, “God must really like you guys because He gives you lots of opportunities to trust in Him.” Between 7 months of unemployment, potential medical issues with our unborn baby and other issues, financial and otherwise, these past few years certainly have tried our faith and trust in God. But I’ve never approached these opportunities like our friend stated it. As the old saying goes, “God won’t give you what you can’t handle.” God certainly has given us plenty of opportunities to trust in Him. I guess He does like us, or at least He thinks we can handle more than we think. Isn’t that true for everyone, though?

God will never give any of us more than we can handle. He really does like, and love, us–ALL of us. We all have trials in our lives. We are all faced with suffering and sacrifice. It is all just a part of life. When we have trouble trusting in Him, we feel that He is giving us more than we can handle. We are unwilling to accept what we have been given. We want life to be fun and easy. However, that is not the way of Christ. It is not the way of the Cross. We are all called to bear suffering and sacrifice, whether it be big or small. Suffering is a part of life. The question is: Are you willing to bear it with Christ? If we are able to do this, then we will be received into the fullness of His mercy, grace, and love.

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  1. I think God likes me too! What a beautiful blog today! I’m glad the writers block is gone! Thank you!

  2. I don’t know who said this, but – “no wonder God has so few friends: look how He treats them.”

    Thanks for sharing – my household is getting opportunities to trust, too.

  3. Apparently God really likes all of us 🙂 Tim, I loved this beautiful little post. My wife, six kids, the crazy medical bills from the last year and the unexpected layoff all agree with you. Keep up the great work Tim!

  4. It’s reassuring to hear that God really likes others just as much as he does me. Know that you all are in my prayers.

  5. I must be God’s FAVORITE!!! Haha, great blog and great reminder Tim. Look at all things through the love of Christ and see what lies ahead not the pile you might be standing in. 🙂 I’m praying for you tonight… in case God likes you some more!

    Chris Faddis

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