"Girl, I can't. I can't. I literally CAN NOT. Knock Knock, Who's There? Not me, 'Cause I can't!"
Have you ever used this phrase??? Ha! I know I have! I "can't even" take full credit for saying it, because my college roomie, Orline, is the one who introduced me to the phrase. Anyway, some days are hard. Some days, you don't feel like getting out of bed. You would much rather stay in your PJ's, scroll through Instagram and watch your favorite TV series. Or, if you're like me, you basically "pin" your entire future life on 10 Pinterest boards for like 3 hours. Oh, the fun!!!
More than just those days when you really don't want to do much, some days seem to be more than you can handle. You get a phone call that changes your entire world. Some days, the rug is seemingly pulled from beneath you, and you fall flat on your face. Some days, life is more than you can handle. You're sister is in a tragic car accident, your Dad loses his job, your parents tell you that they want a divorce, or your loved one dies. The list goes on and on of REAL problems that come up against REAL girls every day. The great thing, is that we serve a REAL God. When we can't, HE CAN! Those moments when it hurts your heart to take another breath. The days when you just want to pull the blanket over your head and not talk to anyone. When you are trying your very hardest to paint a fake smile on your face. God is there. I promise.
The Bible says that He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). It also promises that God's grace will be sufficient for our every needs. I love the scripture found in 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10- "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...for when I am weak, then I am strong". How in the world could Paul say that "When he was weak" that those were the moments he was strong? I believe that he could make that declaration because he knew that the strength within him was coming from God. You're right when you say, "I can't even". Because, WE CAN'T. Only through the strength that Christ gives us can we overcome and live victoriously. Will this lifestyle happen over night? Probably not. It may take time and a lot of effort for you to realize that it is only through Christ that you can be content. It may take time for you to totally trust God with your weakness. We don't like to admit that we are weak many of times. I think that's why so few people use the altar anymore. God wants to help you. Be unashamed to admit, "Yea, I am weak, I need Christ to make me strong".
So, the next time you say that phrase, "I can't even!",remember that GOD CAN!