by Kelly Robinson March 30, 2017

GIVE noun

1. capacity to bend or alter in shape under pressure; elasticity.
"plastic pots that have enough give to accommodate the vigorous roots"
synonyms: elasticity, flexibilty, stretch, stretchiness

My husband and I are in the thick of, probably, the most difficult season we have ever experienced thus far in our lives and have been stretched seemingly beyond our capacity; we feel as if we are no longer elastic. Now, I am fully aware that it could be far worse (cancer, war, house burning down etc...) than what we are going through currently, I get that. I do. You know, we all have our own seasons that differ when we wonder how the heck can we keep going on like this?! Where we get to that place of saying that something's just got to give!  Something. Anything. Just one thing. And, for whatever reason the Lord has yet to provide any semblance of relief. All that to say, and above it all, the Lord has been beyond gracious to us during this most difficult season. He has provided for us abundantly! Above and beyond what we could imagine or deserve. We are beyond grateful for the Lord's provision. And, yet, we still feel as if we cannot continue one more day status quo. Hmmm…maybe He is conforming us to look more and more like Jesus Christ? (Romans 8:28-30)

GIVE verb

1. Freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone); hand over to.
“they gave her water to drink.”
synonyms: present with, provide with, supply with, furnish with, let someone have

2. Cause or allow (someone or something) to have (something; especially something abstract); provide or supply with.
synonyms: allow, permit, grant, accord

And, when we think that there is no possible way to continue one more day/minute/hour, the Lord provides!!  He truly is the Giver of all good gifts (James 1:17).

He grants us rest, peace, energy, strength when we are weary (Is. 40:29), grace, mercy, and above all hope.  We still have hope. Thanks be to God.


Kelly Robinson
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