Have you ever heard that line that says God will never give you more than you can handle?
What happens when He ends up doing just that?
That line is one parroted by a lot of people who mean well, but really don’t realize what they’re doing. What they’re doing is putting the burden on you. You see, the moment you start feeling like there’s too much for you to handle, instead of being comforted, you end up feeling more like a failure. Because, after all, God wouldn’t have given you all this if you couldn’t handle it. So it must be your fault.
Nowhere in Scripture are we promised that God works this way. NOWHERE. What confuses people is I Corinthians 10:13 where we are promised that God will not allow us to face something without a way of escape. But what is that something? Temptation. Tempted. Temptation.
I wrote it three times because it is mentioned three times in the verse. It’s temptation that won’t be more than we can handle, not trials. In fact, there will be trials that are greater than us. They are designed to point us to Christ and His amazing grace to sustain us in these times of need.
Are you in over your head? Good! That means you can look for His hand reaching down to pull you out of the storm just like He did for Peter. Are you at the end of your rope? Good! That means you can stop trusting your own strength and throw yourself on the sufficiency of Christ.
Don’t believe the lie that you won’t face trials bigger than you. Believe the truth that there will be no trials bigger than your God, and that will make all the difference.