- Recently I wrote a post about whether God will ever give you more than you can handle. You can read it here .
- I knew of other scriptural passages that are related, and is sometimes used to support the notion that He never will. I recently found them:
- Matthew 12:20
- A bruised reed he will not break, a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory.
- Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves.
- For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
Reflect on these. The storms of trials, stresses and anxieties can sometimes make His help seem distant and indeed the troubles can seem overpowering. Take a time out from your stress. Grab a Bible. Turn to the Gospels. Any one. Switch to the Old Testament and peruse the Psalms, 150 prayers covering the whole range of human emotions from abject pain to wondrous joy. Time seems to take on a different aspect when you’re reading the Bible. Especially when you’re troubled.
It’s a safe harbor, a refuge.Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)"The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics"