“God will never give you more than you can handle!” The erroneous phrase does more harm than good when we try to comfort, encourage or build up people who are going through difficult times.
In fact, without realising it, we are propagating the new-age philosophy that puts undue pressure on people by asking them to rely on their own strength. And that’s the last thing that God wants us to do. For He knows our frame – fragile earthen vessels that are meant to be handled with care.
In this post, the writer clarifies this truth beautifully. God led me to enter March with one thought ‘trust me.’ So, lighting upon the post itself is a God-moment for me 🙂
Let this truth set you free – you weren’t created to handle anything alone. You were created to rest in Him.
You can’t handle more. That’s what is so beautiful about the relationship between God and human.
God knows you can’t be strong enough to handle it on your own. He knows you can’t make sense of it. He knows you need help. He is trying to teach you that the only way you’ll find the strength to keep moving forward is to fully lean on Him. Life is hard, it’s dark, it’s sad, it’s confusing, it’s lonely and there will definitely be times that you really can’t handle it on your own.
God doesn’t want you to do it alone. He’s stretching out His arms towards you and inviting you to come into His rest.
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!