Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More Than I Can Bare

One of life greatest transitions is growing old, change and death. As I think about my own life, there came a time when I just had to accept a few facts. One I was getting older and it didn't matter what happen in my past, there was no way I could correct or fix the problems or mistakes of my past. I also had to realize that most of my problems were self inflicted or avoidable and if only I heeded God warnings then I wouldn't have been in those positions in the first place. Another thing I have realized that when our children grow up in to adults and there is a time when you just have to let go, then let God care for them. This past sentence reminds me of a statement my mother used to say, It will be a time when the chicks grow up into birds, then they will have to leave the nest.  Its funny how fast they grow up and also how fast the years pass by. Now my children or as my mother would call them ,"My babies", are now grown up with children of their own. As my mother would say life goes on, so never take anything for granted especially your time, because its  more valuable than gold  and priceless. But the main thing I have realized that without God in my life, there would be no way I could have survived all of my  trials , tribulations or troubles. There have been times in my life when life itself was so unbearable that I thought about giving up(But that only lasted a second). That is when my faith kicked in and  then I prayed. I asked God to help me protect me then guide me through my storms, because at that time my life was out of control.  I would say," Lord this is more than I can bare, please help me and show me the way out. Then just like God always does, he provides those who have faith, those who trust him and believe in him a way out.
 I was asked once by a person who's faith was tested when he lost his daughter due to illness, Charles why does God allow good people to die or suffer?" Then he went on to say why do the young or those with so much potential die so early? He would go on to say, "Charles I do not know how I got over it or through it ! It was unbearable! Then I looked at him then said," God got you through it and it was her time to go". To those who are blessed to read this, God loves you. Even in times when life is hard, cruel and even when it seems unbearable. Even when you loose a love one due to death. God hears our prayers, he understands how it feels to loose someone close to him. He also know how it feels to suffer. How you may ask? How can the almighty God feel pain? Well when Gods son Jesus was beaten, hung on the cross , then God felt pain. It was his only son and it hurt him to see him suffer. God also feels pain when we hurt or when we feel pain, because each and everyone of us is his children.  Also giving up on your life, your family, your spouse or even your children are not an option. Never give up, because giving up proves you lack real faith. The old saying is faith without works is just, like not believing in God. Trust God to guide you through your storms and be a witness to tell others. When life seems to be more than you can bare then turn your life over to Jesus, then your life will never be the same again. I will always remember what my late grandmother always used say, God will never put on you, More Than You Can Bare.
Be blessed,
Isaiah 43:10 "You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.


  1. this is so very true Charles. Thank you for your words. I t means more than you'll ever know. continue to let God move you in the right path. blessings to you and yours.

  2. Great words of wisdom, I love the song, I'm going to find the lyrics and give them to my chior director, keep up the good work.

    God Bless You!!!!!!!