It's a Lie What Friends are Telling You

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It’s a lie what friends are telling you.
If you haven’t heard the sentiment, “God won’t give you more than you can handle,” consider yourself among the fortunate. This attempt for comforting those crawling through painful circumstances has been repeated for far too long.
My children mean well.
They always do, but in this life, it’s not so much about what you’re supposed to handle. Life was never meant to rest all on your shoulders.
My desire is not for you to handle your problem, but for you to hand off your pain to Me. Daily. Whether you whisper it away in the early morning hour, or shout it from the depths of your innermost soul, I want to take that burden from you.
Will you let me?
I’m waiting to refresh your spirit, to fill your heart and mind and body with an unexplainable peace.
Think on my words of truth:
“So the LORD must wait for you to come to him
so he can show you his love and compassion.
For the LORD is a faithful God.
Blessed are those who wait for his help.” Isaiah 30:18


  • Michelle

    Wow!! I have never thought of it that way!! That’s so freeing, that we don’t have to handle the trial, pain, hurts, thorns etc. Thank you Dabney for this beautiful and freeing Truth!! It’s profound. Bless you and thank you, for writing with the pen of your heart, and blessing us with Truth. 🙂

    • dabneyhedegard

      It is the most freeing reminder I’ve read in a long time. We’re so blessed to serve a savior who loves to take our burdens for us.

  • Nin Ashmore

    Amen Dabney! Truly it’s a daily walk that causes us to see our frailties and His strength. In myself I can do nothing, but through Him I can smile when I don’t feel like it. I can go another step when I don’t feel like it.
    Since He is my burden bearer, I am learning to c a s t a l l my cares upon Him, because He cares infinitely more for me than I ever could care for myself.
    Bless you on this journey called life, Dabney.

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