What Trials Will You Face Today?

Isaiah 42:3   A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgement unto truth.

  Cardinal Henry Edward Manning said, "We never have more than we can bear. The present hour we are always able to endure. As our day, so is our strength. If the trials of many years were gathered into one, they would overwhelm us; therefore, in pity to our little strength He sends first one and then another then removes both and lays the third, heavier perhaps than either; but all is so wisely measured to our strength that the bruised reed is never broken. We do not enough look at our trials in this continuous and successive view. Each one is sent to teach us something, and altogether they have  a lesson which is beyond the power of any to teach alone."

Sometimes we think we just can't bear another thing, God however seems to know just what and how much we can bear, perhaps the secret is letting God help us bear each trial which keeps our focus on Him not the trial.

Prayer: Father in heaven, grant us this day the strength for the trials that come, the wisdom to focus on you and the trust to let you help us. Amen