God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle.
You see it on refrigerator magnets. You read it on bumper stickers. It’s printed on greeting cards, over and over again. Well-meaning Christians will say, It’s going to be all right. Everything happens for a reason. Don’t give up. You can do it. You can make it. God will never give you more than you can handle. God will never, ever give you more than you can handle. The problem is, scripture never says that. It is a spiritual myth.
So where do we get this wrong belief? Well, chances are very good, most people are confusing another very important verse in scripture. The apostle Paul addressing a Corinthian congregation that has been struggling with sexual sin says this about God. ”And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out” 1 Corinthians 10:13
Scripture NEVER SAYS that God will never give us more than we can handle.
Scripture DOES say that God will never let us be tempted beyond what we can bear. No matter what Satan throws your way, whatever temptation to take you out of the will of God to destroy your life, God will always give you an escape. When you are tempted to sin…God will never let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. God is faithful. He will always give you a way to escape Satan’s temptations.
The truth is when we are talking about the burdens in life, God WILL often allow you to have far more than you can handle on your own. Tomorrow we will find out why.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,