It happened again last Sunday. A friend and I were talking at church, and she said, “It’s like you hear all the time—‘God never gives you more than you can handle.’”
I hate it when people say that.
It’s not that I think they mean to be trite. It’s just that the statement isn’t true. I know lots of people who have more than they can handle. Chronic sickness, traumatic loss, crushing grief, emotional turmoil…God never intended for us to bear these burdens of life on our own, and He did not make us strong enough to carry them on our shoulders. Continue reading