January 18, 2011

The Non-Existent Bible Verse

I'm keeping it short today.

I've been thinking about a verse in the Bible lately, and frankly, not believing it. You know, the verse that says something like, "God won't give you more than you can handle." Because more than I can handle was about 50 miles back.

So I Googled. Turns out, there isn't a verse that says that. I read this blog post and got a little insight. Maybe I should be upset that the verse doesn't exist. Actually, I am thankful that God didn't promise it, because it makes my life make a lot more sense. It makes the Bible make more sense, too, because so many people in it had absolutely horrible things happen in their life, much worse than mine.

I don't know how things in my life are going to turn out. I don't even know how today is going to turn out. I guess, though, it's a bit of comfort to know that God isn't dishing it out for me because he thinks I can handle it. (Because I'm not doing the best job of it.)

5 kind comments from you:

Wild and Precious said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're going through a rough time. Hang in there and if you ever need to talk you can always email me at starspangledstockings@yahoo.com. **hug**

Dolli-Mama said...

I am amazed at how many biblical "truths" are not in the bible. I feel like I have spent the past 2 years trying to re-learn what it means to follow Christ, because my old Christianity doesn't fit anymore. It was all religion disguised as relationship.

That is a great article, thank you for sharing it. When I feel like I'm being dealt a bad hand, I read Job. I still don't understand how he could continue to trust in God after all he went through. If I could have a fraction of his faith and trust I would be doing well.

Shell said...

A sermon that I heard more than 2 years ago has stuck with me- it was about things that aren't true that Christians believe- that was one of them. Our pastor made the point that God doesn't give us more than HE can handle.

Renee said...

I'm a new follower..thank you for this post today. I've heard the phrase "God won't give you more than you can handle" so many times - actually I cringe when I hear it! No matter what happens we just have to keep taking one step after another - and believe that our path leads to peace and love.

Big Hug to you!

Beka said...

So true.
I just read something the other day-- "If life were stable, I'd never need God's help. Since it's not, I reach out for Him regularly."

I know it sucks to be going through so much.
I ahte hearing people tell me "you'll come out on the other side soon enough; the sun's still shining"....etc, etc.
But it's true in the end.

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