I had a moment last week.
I’d strained a nerve (literally); the internet was down; our credit card messed up. And I’d gotten a discouraging phone call.
What did I do?
I lay down on the floor and cried.
Is This My Size?
Do you ever question God’s measurements?
Do you wonder if he really knows your perfect fit?
- The perfect fit of blessings
- The perfect fit of trials
- The perfect fit of timings
Sometimes it feels God gives us more than we can bear—either in bad things OR good things (because good things can bring their own bag of temptations, right?).
But no. He promises not to push us past our limits (1 Corinthians 10:13).
He never gives too little to deprive us,
nor too much to lead us astray.
He walks with us through enough—enough to honor his name and to depend on his strength, not our own.
“. . . Don’t make me too rich or too poor—give me only enough food for each day.
“If I have too much, I might deny that I need you, Lord. But if I am too poor, I might steal and bring shame to the name of my God.”
Proverbs 30:8-9 (ERV)
Just Right for Me
I cried for 5 minutes. I knew God heard my my cries. My first-world problems, while painful in their own ways, weren’t lasting issues.
These were tiny problems this time. I was thankful they weren’t big ones. This time it was easier to make the attitude adjustment because the problems were little.
God knew that all along. I’m just slow to catch up.
“It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.”
God never asks us to walk alone.
- I was walking with a doctor,
- with a friend,
- with my ever-so-patient husband.
And I was walking with the Lord himself, the perfect fit for me.
I want to be content with your perfect measurements. Don’t make me too rich or too poor in anything, if either would lead me away from you. May I be grateful for your perfect fit for me.
And oh yeah, thanks for turning the internet back on. You know my limits.
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For those facing MUCH bigger things today, I ask God to match you with even BIGGER doses of grace.
updated from the archives
- 7 Books I Recommend – August 2019
- On the Blog – August 2019