Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Too much...

There are alot of ways this subject can go...

Too much is something that happens to all of us in one form or another.  It got me to thinking tonight.  Sometimes we feel like we have too much to deal with.  Too many problems.   Too many burdens.  And we want to ask "Why?". 

I think sometimes (not always..), some problems start with ourselves.  Let me explain a bit...

This verse came to my mind..
~~Psalm 55:22 ~~
Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you: He shall never suffer the righeous to be moved.

Notice that it says to cast your burdens on the LORD.  Not each other.  I know we are to help one another..especially in times of need.  Thats the great thing about being a Christian, we can reach out to one another and PRAY for one another when one is in need.  But there is a limit.  Dumping all your problems on someone over and over again isn't a healthy relationship.  Especially when you consider we ALL go through trials in this life.  God didn't promise our daily walk to be a bed of roses.  Just because someone else's life may appear to be smooth and stress free doesn't necessarily mean that it is. 

We all reach our limits.  The great thing, though, is that God knows what that limit is.  He knows how much we can handle.  He also gives us the power to say "no" when we need to.  We don't have to keep taking abuse.  We can tell our friends "no" when we've had a hard day and need to talk about more positive things.  It doesn't mean we don't care.  It means we're trying to stay sane.  And trying to stay a good friend.  Though we can sometimes sense when someone has had 'too much'..but sometimes we can't. 

No matter what you may be going through right now, there is or has been someone who has walked down the road your traveling.  Someone has felt the same way you do now.  Someone has felt taken advantage of.  Felt cheated.  Has felt betrayed.  Or used.  That life has handed them a bad 'hand'. 

It gets better.  It may not get better in our timing.  But God has it all worked out in the end.  And thats what matters most.

1 comment:

  1. Good post, Melanie. I know you are talking about friendships partially here, but this post really applies to me right now because I am just taking on too much in general and need to learn to say "no" sometimes!


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