God grant us the serenity...

@taface412 (3176)
United States
March 11, 2011 11:18am CST
So I have always heard that God only gives us what we can handle? And for the most part I am okay with this theory....my only issue is why does God think I am strong enough to handle all of this at once. The past three weeks have been very difficult for me emotionally anyhow with the loss of my mother. And now I am dealing with the flooding in my area which is causing me to miss work. Now I know logically speaking it will pass. And I know that I can eventually make up work and hope that my bill companies will understand that I will be paying late. ANd I know logically speaking right now my father, pets, house and I are safe and will be able to wait it out and have the essential needs we have right now to wait it out. But there is a part of me that gets frustrated with everyhting that has been happening to my family this month. I also know, so everyone understands this is not a pity party at all, that the people in Japan have lost a whole lot more and know others have it worse. And I hope with my whole heart God is watching over them as they recover from this. And I still do not question my faith in God. Which leads me to ask you all, when devastation hits do you fall back on your faith in God, or do you question why God allows such despair in the world?
5 responses
12 Mar 11
You must always pray. Continue believing in the power of our Almighty God. Always remember that problems come because sometimes God wants you to communicate with Him. Pray because you thank Him for being blessed, for asking guidance, enlightenment, healthy body and mind and blessings. In times of problems or devastation, it is not the time to fall back but to be stronger and feel that GOd is always with you. Always remember the Footprints in the Sand.
• India
12 Mar 11
If you really believe in God then only one theory can answer your question which has been described by a established faith in India, where they believe supreme being as positive charged and which is conscious about negative charged state(souls) which is lower than that and a eathernet is seperating them... A big band occured which make this negative charged state(souls) to attract towards positive charge through eathernet... Postive charge never do anything for that but have consciousness...that's all... It's negative charged to reach that... Thanks...
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
12 Mar 11
There was a time when I would question everything, but not so much anymore. I have learned to trust in God and ask for guidance and strength to make it through. I do believe that everything happens for a reason, although we may never really understand what that reason is. I also believe that God makes go through different things that we find difficult until we learn the lesson He intends for us to learn from the experience. In your current situation, I think that maybe you are supposd to be there with your father right now and not at work because he needs you more than you might think or than he might let on.
• United States
11 Mar 11
So very sorry that you are going through all this. I often wonder that too. I sometimes think why. Hoping it get better for you. Take care.
• United States
11 Mar 11
You must first understand, that "God" does not allow anything. What we know as "despair" is a normal part of nature. All natural being suffer, all natural beings die, all natural beings experience ups and downs, not just humans. The difference with us is quite simply this: we allow each other to suffer. Cognitively and deliberately in some cases. A gazelle can't help being hunted by a lion, but a starving African child can be fed. We have been given the knowledge and resources to live... truly live. In order to truly live, however, one must realize that there is good and bad, and without either, you know neither.