Teachers, I have been in your world so when unforeseen events happen in your life, I can relate. In fact, Deidre and I have an entire chapter in our book dedicated to the fact that “Teachers Are People Too!” I taught through emergencies with my grown children, health issues with my body, and long-distance problems with my family who lived out-of-state. Life and jobs go on . . . but sometimes it isn’t easy.
I recently shared this quote from the Codeblack Faith site on Facebook: “God doesn’t give us what we can handle, God helps us handle what we are given.” I so agree. I don’t know how I would have made it through the tough times without a trusting faith in the One who has everything under control, even when it doesn’t seem like it.
Writing our book, One God, Two Voices . . . to encourage and help others, we consider it a “book ministry” because we speak about our faith consistently throughout our writings to other teachers, parents, students, families; everyone! In these troubling times, when the news is enough to make anyone question where this world is heading, it is so comforting to know that we can trust the outcome to Someone bigger than us or our problems. So if you find yourself in troubling times, remember to pray and know that God will help you, day by day, to handle what you have been given.
Sue – Voice II
It is absolutely true that God does and will continue to guide us through whatever trials we are given. His Word reminds us of that undeniable truth in so many ways. He tells us that He will not put more on us than we can bear (I Corinthians 10:13), and that we must cast every care on Him because He cares for us (I Peter 5:7). God is infinite, and He already knows what temptations and persecutions we will have to face as we take our individual journeys through life. We must not use our finite minds and try to limit the power or ability of God to help us. We must not act like the ficticious character, Atlas, from Greek mythology, who carried the weight of the world upon his own shoulders. However, we must continue to rise to every occasion when God places us in a situation where we have no other choice but to trust in Him.We must see each test or dilemma as an opportunity to allow God to lead, guide, direct, protect, or do whatever we need at that particular time. After all, God already has a handle on us, and therefore, He definitely has a handle on it!
Deidre- Voice I