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"God will never give you anything you can’t handle." WHAT? Oh, REALLY? The God who gave his own Son a horrible death on the cross won’t give us, the sinful, broken, filthy rags of humanity—he won’t give us "anything we can’t handle"?!?
This is NOT TRUE people! It is a lie from the father of lies! It is NOT biblical and many Christians are so very disappointed when trials and tribulations come into their lives based on their belief that God won’t allow them, that they will be spared the pains of life. Then when those things come, they turn away–angry, confused, distrustful of a God that would give them heartache–indeed things that they CAN’T figure out how to handle at all.
So where does this belief come from?
In 1 Corintians 10:13 we read this:
“No temptaion has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
Temptation is not “anything you can’t handle!” Temptation is not cancer. Temptation is not the death of a loved one. Temptation is not financial stress or the loss of your home to fire or your child running away or being on drugs or finding out your spouse has cheated on you or any of the things we have landing in our laps and hear our selves saying, “How in the world am I going to ‘handle THIS?!?’. 
I am not sure how the scripture got perverted, changed, to mean all manner of other things. But what Paul was talking about was that man is tempted by all manner of sin in the world. And God is aware of this. And he has given us a way to overcome. If we are saved, we have the Holy Spirit as guide and comforter—living within us—a daily reminder of whose we are. Spirit says and gives us strength to refuse to be who we USED to be. As Christians, we are new. We have put off the old and become new creatures in Christ (2Corinthians 5:17)
Than does not mean that Satan is going to leave us alone, however. He will continue to tempt us to shed our Savior as we would an old skin grown too tight—as HE does. But that is not our nature. We are not reptiles, cursed to crawl on our bellies. We are sons and daughters of the King, clothed in righteousness.
But just as our Savior was born to suffer, so are we. We will not escape trials and heartache. (John 16:33) But Jesus will walk those journeys with us and never leave our side. (John 14:15-21; 15:1-8) God will put us into many situations that we may not be able to handle to draw us to him. And suffering can do just that. Trust me, I KNOW!
But don’t take my word for it. Read for yourself. The Bible is a wonderful book. It tells us who God is. And he is faithful, his promises are true and the book tells us who he is and who he wants us to be. Do you know ANYONE who has never broken a single promise to you? Do you? God has NEVER ONCE broken a promise. NEVER!
I can’t think of a better way to spend time each day. Reading the Bible is how he communicates with us. It’s part of how we learn to hear him, how he changes us and through us, his people and his world.

I’ve always known that it makes no sense to say God doesn’t give us anything we can’t handle. It just contradicts his existence and sovereign help and power.