(R.D. McClenagan – For the Church) Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. – Psalm 61:1-3
God will give you more than you can handle. Guaranteed.
I have heard many people say God will not give you more than you can handle and they often say it with good intentions – to try and comfort someone walking through difficulty or suffering. Maybe you have even said it. Let not your heart be troubled, I have said it many times myself.
But the truth is, God will give you more than you can handle.
There are things that come into our lives that we can’t handle – all kinds of suffering, pain, and darkness. I know people in my church who have lost a spouse or a young child. There are people who have been betrayed by a business partner, a close friend, or a spouse. Others who watch their babies born nearly three months too early or walk with their elderly parents as they come to the end. And hardly any of them ever saw it coming.