Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Does God ever give people anything they can't handle?

We've all heard the saying "God will never give us more than we can handle", but is that really true? What about all the people who have suffered through famine, hurricanes, Tsunami, or earthquakes, did God think they were the right people for those situations? Because I would say those are just the things that people can't handle! Are these horrible things that happen (more often then I would like to read about) a testimony to how these people are living their lives? Do these things happen for us to question how we are living our life?

I can't and won't believe that to be true. I would say that for those that aren't directly affected it gives us great sadness for those suffering and makes us appreciate our lives more. Good people suffer just like bad people and that's a fact.

It's only Wednesday and already its been kind of a doozy. I think hearing the news of my friend being diagnosed with breast cancer, finding out my mom's good friend passed away at 57 and almost identical to how my mother passed away and now my sister finding a lump on her breast makes me think how precious life really is and how fast things can change.

I think when you have experienced extreme pain in your life you question if there is a God, I know I did. When my mother died I never knew there could ever be pain like that. Even after 8 years it doesn't get any easier. I think your mind has a different way of dealing with each day. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of my mother or of how our lives would be if she were still here. It hurts, it hurts like hell. No one can tell you how if feels because we all experience pain differently.

My girlfriend had surgery yesterday morning and from what I understand the operation went well. Right now no news is good news. My sister went in and had an ultrasound. The spot that she is worried about didn't show up on the ultrasound. It might just mean calcification on her breast which could mean just that. They want her to come back in about a month and have another ultrasound and mammogram. For now we thank God there wasn't anything and just keep on keeping on!

Yesterday I called up a friend that works in Mammography and asked if she would like to see my breasts. We both laughed but I filled her in on events happening around me and she said to come on in.

I won't know anything for a week but I'm not worried. Why? I guess its because I believe in God. Even though I am still trying to figure out the reason my mother had to have Cancer and die so young I can't be mad at the big guy upstairs. I know she wouldn't want me to be.

I'm into quotes lately but have no idea who said this one. It just makes sense.

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain. But he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Thank you to everyone who sent prayers for my friend and if you could throw in a few for my sister and my mother's friends two boys, I would really appreciate it!



The Hockey Wife said...

Glad things seem a little brighter today.

Every woman needs to remember to do self exams and at a certain age...Flash those breasts once a year for a mammogram!

Eschelle said...

I love that ending quote honestly perfect!

Mrs. Tuna said...

I'm behind in my blog reading and just saw about your friend. I miss my mom everyday, when she died my sister and I vowed to not neglect our health and be proactive. Good for you to have a mammagram. Thinking good thoughts for eveyone.

Pattie said...

Very cute blog look forward to reading it. Have a great night and rest of the week.
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Becolorful said...

Oh sweetie. If you were here i'd schedule you a pedi and pour you a cocktail and then let you just talk or stay quiet. Whichever you needed at the moment.
I am lucky enough to still have my mom. I thank God for every day with her. She is my best friend. I lost my dad two years ago but even though I loved him and miss him I don't think it is for me at least the same as losing a mom.
I loved your quote and I am copying and pasting into my work folder and hope to put it on a painted piece like a mirror someday.
Put your arms around yourself and tell yourself it is a hug from your blog buddy in Cedar Rapids.
Hugs Hugs Hugs,

1ne Proud Mama said...

Great QUOTE! It's so hard to accept, sometimes, the challenges that God allows to happen in our lives. I will never begin to understand his greater purpose in my life. It is by faith, alone, that gets me through EACH matter how big or small the task at hand may be.

Jodi said...

Megan (beautiful name by the way - it's my daughter's name too)...first of all I am sending many prayers your way that your sister's US and Mammogram in a month is still a big fat zero and that your girlfriend is cancer free after the surgery.

I love the quote at the end of your post. A few months ago we had a month of people submitting questions to the pastor to answer during his sermon and one question was about innocent babies and death. I honestly don't remember the answer...I have to go back and listen to the recording of it. But there are really bad things that happen and it is so hard during those times to really understand why it's happening...because there must be a reason, right?

You seem so very strong...I am so sorry about the lose of your mom. I honestly can't imagine the pain and lose that you felt and still feel. My prayers are with you and your family.

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Funky Junk Antique Show said...

Hey there girl...we were just talking about that quote at my Bible Study the other day and found the actual verse that says God won't allow us to be tempted beyond what we are able; and will provide a way out...Thank Goodness...because i feel like I've been given more than I thought I could handle lately!=)...Hang in there and thanks for sharing your heart....what a story you have; prayers and blessings for you and yours in this time!!

MsBabyPlan said...

Nice post.

Debbie said...

Joh:14:18: I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Mel said...

I will keep all of you in my thoughts.

Denise said...

Great tag line on your blog title! I will have to come back to read your posts when I find my glasses! :) The print is just a tad too small for these eyes. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

Jen said...

I do love that quote. Sorry to hear about your Mom. My dad died 8 years ago also. He was 59. I think about him often, especially when I see other Granddads at kids sporting events, or when I need help with my computer or my taxes. You know...Dad stuff. It is so hard to understand why....but like you I can't blame. I have to trust.
I'm glad your friend did well. Continued prayers for you all!

Alicia said...

I am sending good thoughts and prayers your way. Those are hard things to go through. I can't imagine not having my mom there when I need her...I wish you didn't have to deal with that pain. We keep living day to day and know that God always is there to chat with...along with all our blog friends!

oldblackcatboo said...

I think I understand maybe how you feel. I lost both my grandmothers to cancer and my Mom died of breast cancer when I was 14. I get a mammogram every year even though I have no health insurance.
I lost my Aunt 2 years ago to ovarian cancer.
My Dad had colon cancer but died of a heart attack. I don't think about God letting it happen to them, I just think it happened. I think that in the whole scheme of things that our time here on earth is just a small part of our journey. I'm hoping anyway. But that's not much comfort sometimes when we are missing and grieving for our loved ones. I will have you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. I always say to cherish the time you do have with those you love.
XOXO - Cindi

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Sweet post...and so heartfelt. Going for my mammo tomorrow...I hate it and get so much anxiety...I have no time for anything to be I just put that out to the universe..hope it sticks XO

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