There is a phrase that I don’t toss around anymore. That phrase is
“God won’t give you more than you can handle.”
Why don’t I juggle these words? Because, frankly, they aren’t true. Nowhere in the Bible does it appear. Nowhere in the archives of theological history does it find voice. Nowhere in my experience does it have stance. God DOES give or allow more than I can handle.
Ask any mother who experiences a miscarriage. Ask any dad who looses his career after 20 years with the company. Ask any student who faces their first romantic breakup. Life seems over – it seems unbearable – it seems too much to handle.
What God does say is that in those times of life explosion, He will be there with you. When the weight of tragedy crushes down, He promises to hold you up. He can and will give you peace even when you can’t handle the pressure.
Believe me, I know. Having experienced every parent’s worst nightmare, I know.
Blogger Aaron Armstrong has a great post on this. Click Here to read it.
How has God helped you when you couldn’t handle life’s struggles?