After an hour-long conversation over coffee, two ladies shuffled around their table to leave and the louder woman said, “I know there’s a purpose, I just don’t know what yet. You know that saying ‘God never gives you more than you can handle?’”
The other lady laughed as they walked out the door and said, “Yeah, sometimes I wonder if we should just be weaker.”
That quote has always bothered me. ‘God never gives you more than you can handle.” I guess I get what that quote is supposed to get at, but sometimes, I’m afraid it communicates the wrong idea.
Maybe it’s just me, but from what I can tell, God ALWAYS gives you more than you can handle.
In fact, I think maybe the point of our circumstances is to show us we can’t handle it.
And maybe it’s just me, but knowing ahead of time I’m not smart enough, strong enough, patient enough, wise enough or loving enough frees me up from the worry of how to get through it. It’s only weak little me through Christ that handles anything.