Does God give us more than we can handle?

This has been a topic of conversation in the last few weeks as well as a life long question that I find myself answering over and over again.

In this season of life, I am balancing a few social media clients, courting a few more, working in my husband’s office during his busiest time of the year, and balancing our home as best I can. Are you tired yet? I am! This is not discussion on how busy my life is compared to yours but rather a discussion of how we handle the busy and overwhelming times in life!

I am not a biblical scholar, but the answer I have settled on is yes, but no. I know… probably not the answer that you were looking for, but let me explain!

Yes, God tells us that in this world we will have trouble. The NLT version below says many trials and sorrows. 

But He also has to remind us over and over not to fear or worry. It’s important to remember where our strength comes from in times like these. 

But I believe that God knows our limits. Even as the Israelite were leaving Egypt, He led them in such a way that they wouldn’t back down challenge of heading through the wilderness to promised land.

So yes, God will give us more than we can handle at times because it forced us to rely on Him, but He will not allow us to face more than would cause us to back down from the challenge that we are facing.


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