More than I can handle

Sometimes Christians comfort each other with the thought, “God never gives you more than you can handle.” I used to believe that. I used to think that God wouldn’t give us more than we could bear.

But of course He does.

David’s life was full of unbearable betrayal, fear, and heartache. Paul talks about being burdened beyond his strength (2 Cor. 1:8).

In the middle of life’s simple joys, there are hard places. There are times we cannot lift up our heads. There are days we cannot face alone.

And that is exactly the point. God doesn’t want us to handle it. He wants our heartache to drive us to His arms. He wants us to lean hard into Him.

He wants to carry our burden.

The eternal God is a dwelling place and underneath are the everlasting arms. (Deuteronomy 33:27)

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