You're having a bad day, and the first thing your Christian friends say is, “God never gives you more than you can handle.” And, you're thinking, “That's easy for you to say!”
You just want to have your bad day, but they won't let you. God won't let you. Remember, God won't give you more than you can handle.
What if your life is going good, and you want something bad, but it isn't happening. Could it be that God won't give you more than you can handle?
That thought entered my mind the other day. What if God isn't letting me have something I want because I am not ready?
No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it. – 1 Corinthians 10:12
I'm by myself, and the words come to mind. At that moment, for the first time hearing those words, peace comes over me.
Suddenly, my focus turns on what do I need to do to make my dream come true? Is this another one of those tests that he gives us?
God never gives you more than you can handle but he will test you
And then, you have to ask, “Am I about to get something different than expected, maybe even better?”
Trust God, and the unexpected begins to happen. Ruth did, and she is Blessed. Job did and he wound up with many times what he had before loosing everything. I am trusting God, and he's given me a second chance at living. He will do the same for you.
Now, you remind yourself that the coolest things in life are unexpected blessings. If you are always forcing, you will never experience the unexpected blessings in life.
So, God never give you more than you can handle, but as followers, are tested to help us see our strengths through him.
Update: A friend sent me this link that speaks specifically to “God never give you more than you can handle.” The author, Collin Mattoon, argues that “God won't give you more than you can handle” is dangerous and destructive. He encourages us to instead encourage people by saying, “God will give you all the grace you need in every situation you face.”
I am in total agreement with his position after reading his explanation. He points to 1 Corinthians 10:12 as having a different meaning than what we understand it to have, and provides another verse, 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 which supports his opinion. Please take the time to continue your reading with his post.