God never gives us more than we can handle? … Really?

A older woman going through a hard time said to me recently, “Well, we know God never gives us more than we can handle.  Right?”

“Nope,” I responded.  “God usually gives us much more than we can handle.  I don’t know who started the phrase ‘God never gives us more than we can handle,’ but I don’t like it.  Sounds more like a lie from the evil one than something God would say.”

“Hmm…” she said.

Don Bromley is writer and pastor I like.  He wrote, “God delights in giving us more than we can handle because, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'” I Corinthians 12:9

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