More Than You Can Handle

We’ve all heard this phrase before: “God never gives you more than you can handle”, right? I had my suspicions that this was a fallacy when I lost my little brother in a car accident at the age of 18. Quite frankly, I couldn’t handle the shock and pain that losing him brought into my life and the lives of those I love and care about.

Again, however, I never looked for the reference in the Bible to find out where that scripture was located. It isn’t. It’s not there. I’m not surprised by this or bothered in the least, because I choose to live my life in trusting in a power greater than me, especially when it involves more than I can handle.

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I recently clicked on a link a friend posted on Facebook. The woman who posted the link lost her husband a couple of years ago, this young woman of small children. I’m pretty sure that was more than she could handle.

Here is the beginning of the post: God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle: I Guarantee It.

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There’s a certain phrase I’ve come to really dislike.

All my life, I’ve heard this phrase whenever I go through a rough patch. *And by rough patch, I mean a prickly, gnarly patch that leaves me bleeding to near death*. You’re probably familiar with those kinds of “patches”.

“God will never give you more than you can handle” is the phrase I’m referring to.

Want to keep reading? Here is the link to the post. Go ahead and click. It’s good stuff. Then come back and share your thoughts with me, please.

4 thoughts on “More Than You Can Handle”

  1. I need to go read this STAT. I have a feeling it’s gonna be GOOD. I love what you wrote here… so beautiful and so true. Thanks for sharing this beautiful woman’s heart and words with us my friend. XO

  2. I never thought about it this way. Kayla’s post was beautiful. I’ve had my share of struggles in the past year, and some days I’m just drained. And yet I know people are dealing with far worse. It’s unfair to tell someone that God only gave them what they can handle. Does he pick and choose and some get to suffer, simply because He thinks they can handle more? Somehow, I don’t think that’s the way it works.


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