A phrase that I hear often, one that is said when life gets tough, one that drives me crazy is.....
"God will never give me more than I can handle....."
That could be one of the greatest lies I've ever heard! No where in the Bible does God promise this to us. Sure 1 Corinthians 10:13 says He'll never let us be tempted beyond what is common to all men. But, never has He promised that He will not give us more than we can handle.
The truth is God allows us to encounter more than we can handle so that we become dependent on a God who loves us. He alows us to face struggles, trials and heartache so big that our only hope is found in Him.
We can handle anything, all things...but it because of Jesus. (Phil 4:13) God is our strength and shield in this world! (Ps 28:7) Even when the world seems to be falling apart, God is our refuge and help through teh trouble. (Ps 46:1-3) We have got to find our strength and our source of hope in Jesus alone.
God did not create you with the ability to handle things...He created you with an need for Him. SO the next time you're facing something that seems overwhelming and impossible...Lean into Jesus. And, be thankful that when life gets to be more than you can handle, He is there to carry you through!