Sep 09, 2021 |
More Than You Can Bear| The Rev. Philip DeVaul
More Than You Can Bear
" God means for us to share this life, and to get through it together. When you think this life is something you are supposed to do in the singular – on your own, to be tested and proven individually, you are placing a burden upon yourself that is too great to bear. Your inability to grasp all that is happening to you is not a sign of weakness. The world God has given us is inherently overwhelming. We cannot bear it all and we were never going to be able to. And I have to admit I find grace in this. I do. Because if the world was going to be overwhelming no matter what it makes no sense to judge ourselves for being overwhelmed. It was never going to be easy, or even uniformly manageable. We were always going to need help, need rest, need redemption, need healing, need God, need each other."