Share the load

“God won’t give you more than you can handle.”

I can’t remember where I heard that for the first time. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard it. Or how many people I’ve heard it from.

It gets said with the best of intentions. But it’s not helpful. Because it’s just not true.

God doesn’t sit there measuring out problems just for me. Making sure that I get my fair share. But not more than I can handle.

If you think about Good Friday - just for half a second - then you know that’s wrong. And completely foreign to the heart of God.

Problems will come. And keep coming. The truth is that it’s not about how much you or I can handle. Not by ourselves.

Because if we’re His, then we won’t be bearing it alone.

And if you are His, then the simple truth is more like this. “God won’t give you more than He can handle.”

Which leaves just this question – are you willing to share the load?

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