You hear preachers say it all the time.
“God will never give you more than you can bear!”
Well I’m no preacher but I say…”NONSENSE!”
Sure. It sounds good. And truthfully, statements like these, as common as they are, do provide comfort for those who might be going through something and wondering when it—whatever it is—will end. But none of that makes it the truth. The very premise of this statement assumes that we bear our trials and tribulations in our OWN strength. That it is solely up to us to carry our burdens. That we are in control. That we even have an understanding of what truly is bearable and what isn’t.
But the scriptures say otherwise.
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:6-7
So, I believe, as hard it is for us to fathom and as much we might seek the comfort of words, that God WILL give us more than we can bear.
To teach us that WE DON’T BEAR ANYTHING ALONE.
To bring us to a point of surrender that we otherwise would never come to if our trials only went as far as our human limits. For if he only allowed trials to come that we could handle (whether we know we can or not is irrelevant), then what would we need Him for?