Several mothers of children with disabilities from Bethlehem gathered at our home last week. Caryn Turner organizes these regular gatherings, which rotate to different homes.
For this gathering she used Greg Lucas’ book, Wrestling with an Angel, to help guide and generate discussion. Dianne (who has read the book) was struck again by this statement:
I hear religious-minded people say all the time with good intentions, “God will never place a burden on you so heavy that you cannot carry it.”
My experience is that God will place a burden on you so heavy that you cannot possibly carry it alone. He will break your back and your will. He will buckle your legs until you fall flat beneath the crushing weight of your load. All the while He will walk beside you waiting for you to come to the point where you must depend on Him.
(That quote is part of the first chapter, which can be read in its entirety here)
That may not sound like good news at first – but it is actually the best news there has ever been.
Read the chapter, then buy and read the book. Especially if you are a man. You may never think about God the same way again.