Just the Right Fit for You

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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

3 bears

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.”
Lamentations 3:26

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.

Share your thoughts in the comments.

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9 thoughts on “Just the Right Fit for You

  1. Beth

    It helps so much to keep our problems in God’s perspective, Lisa–knowing He cares, He provides and it is temporary. These are all ways I’ve reframed my suffering and God is always there to comfort me in those thoughts and situations. Thanks for this reminder! Are you traveling on your vacation right now? I saw a pic on Instagram and wondered if you were. If so, I hope you have a safe trip with TONS of relaxation and fun!

  2. Martha J Orlando

    When our internet was out for 63 hours (yes, my husband did that calculation) after our recent lightning strike in the backyard, I was fit to be tied, and Danny was even worse. Yet, we made it through, more grateful than ever for the gift of technology. God always knows how to fit us out with good things in measure.
    Blessings, Lisa!

  3. Barbara Harper

    I cry over things like that, too, Lisa–especially when they’re heaped together at all at once. I’m glad God’s method of dealing with them is the same, whether they’re large or small. I love that prayer in Proverbs and have expressed the same things to the Lord. And I agree, good things have their own temptations.

    This reminds me of a story I heard once. I don’t like stories that put words in God’s mouth, but keeping in mind this scenario wouldn’t really happen, the story goes that a man took his cross to the Lord and told Him it was just too much to bear. So God showed him to a room full of crosses and told him to take his pick. After some deliberation, the man chose one. God said, “That’s the one you came in here with.” As much as I chafe at things God allows in my life, when I look around at others and what they deal with, I’m reminded, “Yes, Lord, You fit my burdens to my personality.”

  4. Trudy

    I’m sorry for the discouragements, Lisa. Sometimes it seems we are bombarded. 🙁 Thank you for this encouraging post to remind us that God always knows the right fit for us! Love and blessings of strength and peace to you!

  5. floyd

    I love that verse from Proverbs, such wisdom…

    I’m with you, Lisa; after so many items failing or falling stack up and it’s easy to hit the emotional release button. It’s just different for us, especially men and women.

    Thanks for the wonderful words and Word…

  6. Laurie

    Oh, Lisa. I needed to read this today. The long run I did with my hubby was a disaster from mile one. I was crabby and snapped at Bill when he did nothing to deserve it. I found myself in the final quarter-mile sobbing and almost unable to finish. What did that poor man do? He gave me a hug and encouraged me to keep going for another 2 minutes. I needed that verse from Lamentations.

  7. Christine

    There’s nothing like a good cry, as long as we get ourselves back up again and recognise God’s grace and mercy for us in all things. It’s also so important to see our struggles in perspective of others. Thank you for your thoughtful sharing. Hugs…

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