“God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle” – Does The Bible Really Say That?

“I remember when you said….”
That’s what she told me.
Except that, no, as a matter of fact I DIDN’T remember saying that.
It totally didn’t sound like something I would  say.

Somehow she’d probably got me mixed up with someone else.
Or somehow rolled two conversations into one.
Or simply got things twisted around in her recollection.

Which happens. We all do it – attributing something to someone that we are sure they said or did.
Except they didn’t.

We’re going on a journey at Kemptville Christian Reformed Church to explore a few phrases or teachings that people sometimes think are found in the Bible.  Except that they are not.

Beginning with this gem:  “God won’t give you more than you can handle.”
Ever had it thrown at you?
Or perhaps even found yourself saying it?

I want to start a campaign to rid the world of that phrase.
You’re invited to listen to the podcast of yesterday’s sermon at KCRC, and hopefully it’ll explain why.

Right-click on the sermon title, and choose “save link as”  to download the podcast to your mp3 player or ipod.

“God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle” – Does The Bible Really Say That?

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You can also download the study guide that accompanies this message:

“GWGYMTYCH – study guide”

One thought on ““God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle” – Does The Bible Really Say That?

  1. Wow, how true! It’s so easy to believe that lie and then try like crazy to handle my life on my own. Seems to take such a long time to get to the point of admitting “I can’t do it.” And through the years needing to come to that point more times than I’d like to admit!

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