God will give you more than you can handle, but He will never give you more than He can handle. These are the two statements that now drive my preaching and counseling. God gives you more than you can handle so that you can realize you can’t handle it on your own! He gives it to you so that it would drive you to Him.
Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. – Psalm 61:1-3
God will give you more than you can handle. Guaranteed.
I have heard many people say God will not give you more than you can handle and they often say it with good intentions – to try and comfort someone walking through difficulty or suffering. Maybe you have even said it. Let not your heart be troubled, I have said it many times myself.
But the truth is, God will give you more than you can handle.
There are things that come into our lives that we can’t handle – all kinds of suffering, pain, and darkness.