People always say "God won't give you more than you can handle." I completely disagree with this statement. I'm sure you're reading this thinking, "why would she say our great God would do such a thing?" Let me tell you why. God desires for us to have a relationship with Him, to rely on Him, to know that He is our father. There are times in our lives when we are faced with things that are too much to handle. Infidelity in a marriage, devastating diagnosis, miscarriage or the loss of a child, losing a job, or maybe a lot of small unfortunate things that all add up to something big. People are faced with tragedies and hardships every single day. On our own, we cannot handle the situations. While we may have a good support system through family or friends, it is nothing compared to the support of our God. He has written everyone's life long before we can begin to plan it ourselves. He knows exactly what needs to happen to shape us into the person we are meant to be. Difficult times are meant to bring us closer to God, to lean on him. He tells us in Proverbs 3:5, trust in Him and do not rely on our own understanding. He brings us through the hard times when we rely on Him and allow Him to guide us in the next direction. I say all this because I know and fully believe it. I have had many difficult times, difficult seasons, been faced with difficult news and decisions all because it has shaped me into who I am today. And I know there are more ahead, because God is not done with me yet. I also remember all the great things he has blessed me with, so not only do I rely on Him in the hard times, but I praise Him in the good times as well. He is a mighty and loving God who is capable of unimaginable things. Have faith and keep the faith in good times and in bad!