I agree that God will give you more than you can handle. I think that he wants us to ask for help and give up control of the worldly things people hold onto. I know he does not want to see us suffer but he wants to teach us to let go and let him. One of my biggest struggles is trying to be perfect. The problem with that is it is impossible. Learning that it is ok to mess is a very important lesson in life. Being able to let God help you and releasing the power you think have might help avoid some struggles in the future. Giving up control and trusting that God has your best interest in mind can be very hard. But, God loves all his children and will always watch over us.
Before the retreat, I felt overwhelmed with school and all of my extracurricular activities. I had heard the phrase "God doesn't give you more than you can handle" and I kept on telling myself that. I focused on handling it all by myself and I was having a breakdown. I went into the retreat thinking that I was so stressed that I wouldn't be able to let loose and have fun. When Mr. Cleland began speaking, my heart began to listen. I felt that God was pointing at me and speaking. I could feel God work through Mr. Cleland and it opened up my eyes. I had felt lonely and helpless. When he said that "God will give you more than you can handle", it clicked. I had finally realized that I cannot handle it by myself. Throughout the rest of the retreat, I began letting God help me through my problems. I noticed that within my color group, I could let God help me interact and solve problems with him. I began to lean on God little by little. I am still struggling trusting God, but I already feel comforted and I do not feel alone anymore. I learned that God will always give us more than we can handle, but with His help, we can handle and do anything
What shocked me the most on the retreat was how much the message related to my family. We've been going through some hard times these past few months and we have been trying to fix it ourselves instead of letting God take over. God will never give us more than we can handle because he knows how much He can take. I feel that God really reached out to me on the trip with the message and I'm glad he did.
A BIG THANK YOU to Kaleb for creating the montage and a BIG THANK YOU to Brendan for the drone footage!