GOD NEVER GIVES YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE
Richard L Rice
The past few weeks have been very disturbing to many people, and by all accounts, life is going to get much more difficult before it gets better.
Never once have I experienced a warning from suffering asking me if I’m ready for another round.
Life’s trials are sometimes like a gentle rain. Other times they come like a ferocious storm of destruction. Either way, we are never asked about them in advance.
Christian people say, “Well, God never gives you more than you can handle.” It seems like such a comforting idea, but think about what it means. It means that you can make it on your own without God. He only gives you things He knows you can handle. You can overcome because God has confidence in you and your abilities. This saying isn’t from the Bible.
Sometimes the trials of life are far greater than we can handle. The Bible never leads us to ourselves, but always back to God. Rather than our ability to “handle” trials, these are times we learn the greatness of God’s power and grace to keep, comfort, and sustain us.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).
“He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength” (Isaiah 30:29).
He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
The answer is never found from within, but always and only in Him.