"Nineteen year-old, Haleigh, had plans to head off to college in the fall. Those plans changed when she was in a near tragic car accident, that left her leg shattered and her future uncertain. Her mom wrote to me to tell me about the difficult journey her daughter has had. Eleven surgeries in three years, and she is still recovering. This poor girl had all these plans and dreams, and then something comes out of nowhere and everything comes to a screeching halt. Ever been there? Maybe you can relate with how Haleigh felt one night in the hospital when her mom was trying to comfort her. Her mom said, "Haleigh, God won't let you go through anything you're not strong enough to handle." Haleigh responded with all the helplessness of a frustrated teenager, "Well, He must think I'm pretty freakin' strong!"
I've wondered the same thing. I've faced a seemingly impossible situation or two in my life, and found myself having candid conversations with God. "God, are you sure you got the right guy here?" "God, I can't do this on my own." And therein lies the point of it all. We can't do it on our own. Nothing is possible without god. But we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. Philippians 4:13 has been a significant piece of scripture in my life, and one that I have to be reminded of time and time again. "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength, and I don't have to be strong enough." - Matthew West