A fellow traveler in this valley of pain writes:

“They say God knew everything about us before we were born; how our life was going to go; what we were going to have to go through, that’s what God knew..
Why is it that, when our plates are already full and overflowing there is always more to come? How much can a person take? Yes I am really mad at God right now. I have been through too much..”

GREAT, how refreshingly honest you are. I’ve known so many people who are angry with God but pretend they aren’t.

Did you know that God likes it when you are angry with him? FOR I WISH THAT YOU WERE EITHER HOT OR COLD BUT YOU ARE LUKEWARM SO I WILL VOMIT YOU OUT OF MY MOUTH. Read Jeremiah 20 he was mad at God and was allowed to write two books of the Bible.  Jonah was mad at God, who then listened and talked with him and helped him deal with his feelings by sending an object lesson.

In fact, if someone claims they have never been upset at the way God runs things, I question the reality of their walk with the GOD THAT IS. If I am honest,(a big if) I often experience God as if he is playing cat and mouse with me.

Psalms 73″ Sure God’s ways work for others but not for me I’m totally wiped out.” Doesn’t God know that this life he has given me is just too much for me, or for that matter for anyone?

I Corinthians 10;13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Doesn’t seem that way does it?

Watchman Nee said,” If the lawgiver on the throne gave these laws for us to keep that would have been unjust, but what if he gave these laws for himself to keep through our yielded bodies?” Galatians 2 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

God never intended me to go through my life trying to be strong and trying to put up with the problems he allows. Instead he wants me to become dead to self and let him deal with my problems.


God gives no grace for us to be strong but does give grace for us to yield to him. ” Lord I can do nothing but if you strengthen me I can be in this situation and let you work your will.





2 thoughts on “HOW MUCH CAN A PERSON TAKE?

  1. thank you… I have been doing some thinking actually a lot of thinking.. I feel as though sense the very first day I was born it was a bad rap for me… I was put up for adoption.. The parents that got me for there child to Love and rise better then the one that had me… I question them I would of been better of probably with my biological mother…??? It all started with my mother at 3 months was crying all night and she put me in a closet and went to bed knowing I was crying.. My father came down to go to work and asked my mom why I was in the closet and she told him she couldn’t take my crying anymore and had to sleep… He picked me up and I was burning up took me right to the ER… I was very sick was hospitalized for 2 weeks with pneumonia … After that 4 years later my mother pushed me down the basement stairs and I had to get 57 stitches in my forehead…Then when I was 7 mom and dad got in a fight and my dad was going to leave and my mom told him to take me with him.. I never understood why just me for they had 5 other kids???? At 13 I was raped by a brother… we all were abused physically and emotionally… We were raised as catholic and went to church every Sunday and holy day there was.. At 17 I got involved in the youth group… At 18 I turned to drugs everything you can think of I did my favored was cocaine about a eight ball daily and dealing too….. At 21 I went to rehab took 3 trys… At 25 I had my first child.. At 27 my dad retired and started getting really sick… I took care of him the whole time for about 6 years before he passed away.. The day he passed I was at the hospital and he pointed to the cross as he took his last breath as if to say Jesus has me in his hands right now..I am ow taking care of my sick mother right now..4 of my brothers and sister won’t even call her on mothers day Christmas or any day …4 years ago my daughters daughter was taken away from her because of what a babysitter did to her.. Two years later we got her back part time the father wants her to so we don’t see her as much as we would like.. Then last year I was diagnosed with cancer… I was told I won’t last 3 years at the most I am only 50… Last week my daughter had a miscarriage and had a DNC Friday… This is why I am so mad at God.. After reading what you wrote I really don’t want to be mad at him…. He has saved me so many times that I am really thankful for… I am really lucky to be here today with my past I would not have my daughter or grand baby if it weren’t for God… You really got me thinking this week.. I need to get back to church and stop sitting on my pity pot and blaming God for all this.. For the last 3 days I have been seeing a wooden cross seems like everywhere I go… so I am going to pick up that wooden cross and say I BELIEVE… Thank you for what you have done to take the time to have faith in what I wrote.. please listen to the song I am posting on ytube…Newsboys – We Believe (Official Music Video)

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