Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thursday Inspiration

“God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better.”

-Rev. Billy Graham

I googled Billy Graham quotes after I heard he had been hospitalized again. This quote appeared for me at the top of the results (when I googled it a couple days later--this was more in the middle of the results), but I'm glad it did.

So often I ask or wonder why God does what he does, usually thinking exactly what I would do instead. I don't remember this moment down the road when everything turns out the exact way it was supposed to.

I think this concept is hardest for me to wrap my head and heart around in regards to the irreplaceable. Like all of you I've experienced tragedy, suffering, heartbreak, and pain. And some of those emotions still run high because I know I'll never get the irreplaceable thing or person back. Furthermore, in certain cases I wonder what can be better than that fact maybe some of those irreplaceable things have been divinely replaced, and I'm looking at the replacements goin--you've got to be kidding me.

But in the end the joke is on me. I've come to realize (I'm working on accepting the principle) God doesn't give anyone anything they can't handle...which would include losing something or someone, literally or figuratively. That isn't necessarily a punishment--but something which would make me stronger, something to make me a better Emily, something that could change someone else's life down the road. Pretty Awesome, Huh!?

thanks for reading friends!!!


  1. I love this post. I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and I always think that everything happens for a reason, even though that's often hard for me to remember. I completely agree, God never gives us something we can't handle.

    P.S. I know, Chuck looks so different now! Monday's episode was so intense! What did you think of it?! What do you think will happen to Chuck?!

  2. So hard to keep that in mind.. the God doesnt give someone anything they can't handle. I agree that everything happens for a reason, but it's so hard to wrap your brain around sometimes..

  3. P.P.S. Can you email me (misssouthernprep [@] gmail dot com) or leave me a comment with your email? I had a question I wanted to ask you about!

  4. Great thoughts and perspective Emily! I totally agree with you--there are times when I think "Why is this happening to me?" but it's always funny how down the road everything falls into place exactly as it should! Happy Friday!

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