Please Stop Saying “God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle”

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4 thoughts on “Please Stop Saying “God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle”

  1. This where the saying comes from
    1Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

    1. Hey Bob, good reply. Is there a difference between temptations (which is what the verse you are talking about says) and suffering which is more what I feel like the author was getting at? What do you think…are they similar, different?

      1. the only way to determine for sure is to go to the original Greek for the intent of the word “temptation”. From the above chapter and verse the word temptation in the Greek is peirasmos, the word is used as masculine in this verse. That would give it a multiple base meaning including , “trial, proving, a trial made by a bodily condition, like the thorn in Pauls flesh. While at the same time also meaning ” an enticement to sin” , like when satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness.

  2. So glad I came across this article and the Bible verse from Hebrews 13. It was the kind of verse that I was searching for to share with a friend.

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