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God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

June 14, 2011

{As I read Sandra’s posts, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the one I’m sharing with you today. In today’s ‘‘ post, she reminds us that while clichés may seem like nice, wise things to say, it’s best to stay biblical when we give advice. I love the way Sandra is wise beyond her years and consistently calls us to be strong in the faith and grounded in the Word! As you read this post, I know you’ll see that too!}

God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

Original post – MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011

PhotobucketThere’s a cliche Christian phrase that I believe does more harm than it does good. It may make us feel all warm and reassured, but it’s actually a lie.

The truth is–
God will give you more than you can handle.

As a parent, part of my job is to encourage my boys to become independent. As they grow, they will rely on me less and less. Our Heavenly Father wants us to become dependent on Him. As we grow in godliness, we rely on Him more and more.

To help my boys learn, I give them opportunities to show their independence from me. God gives us opportunities to show our dependence on Him.

I give my boys tasks I know they can handle so they gain confidence. God gives us tasks we can’t handle so we gain humility.

When consoling and counseling friends, let’s stop saying God won’t give you more than you can handle. Let’s start telling the truth–God will never leave your or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). In this world, we will have tribulation, but Christ has overcome the world (John 16:33). The Lord is a stronghold in times of trouble (Psalm 9:9).

The truth of His Word brings more comfort than a cliche phrase!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2011 6:09 am

    YES! For it is in those times that we are in over our head, that His strength is made perfect in our weakness. Great post, Sandra!

  2. Christy permalink
    June 14, 2011 5:27 pm

    THANK YOU for addressing this. Great concise post!

  3. June 14, 2011 7:45 pm

    I was over at Healthy Spirituality and saw the name of your blog on the sidebar~I couldn’t help myself~I had to click. What a great blog. I’m going to have click on Sandra’s link too!

  4. June 15, 2011 11:49 am

    I LOVED this post when I first saw it on Sandra’s blog. And, of course, I love it now too! It’s an amazing truth.

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