“my life is rough right now, but I take comfort in knowing that God won’t give me more than I can handle”
I’ve seen this concept popping up a lot recently in statuses on facebook, twitter, google+ and it keeps cropping up in conversations as well.
Frankly it makes me want to scream.
I don’t care if Mother Teresa of Calcutta said it, it is NOT BIBLICAL.
God promised to give us MORE than we, as frail, fallible, fickle human beings could possibly handle.
So that HE could step in and show off HIS DIVINITY.
His POWER in our weakness
His HEALING in our extremity
His MERCY in spite of our biggest messes
You will ALWAYS be struggling against an overwhelming flood of something in your life. But you can trust that God is Good (I John 1:5) and that your purpose in this life is not to show off your own ability to get through the struggles but to point to your savior and say HE is the reason I got through it.
God wants to give you more than you can take so that everyone around you will see you weather the storm…and then they will ask HOW. How did you get through that? and you can quietly point them to your Lord.