6 thoughts on “God won’t give me more than I can handle?

  1. Thank you for this post and message.

    I think it has to do with a lot of people wanting quick fixes with what is missing in their lives. That is why so many get sucked in to false teachings of Christianity, because it encourages them and gives them the feeling that God is going to intervene on their behalf. Because if God is with us, who can be against us?

    This is what the pagans did with worship throughout the old testament. People worshiped Gods specifically to gain power, wealth, good fortune, protection, curse their enemies, etc. Those pagans would sometimes get what they wanted, but most of the time their Gods were unreliable. God doesn’t bend or move because of the desires of man.

    I’ve attended a church where they spoke of tithing as a way to gain power, wealth, and material possessions. My cousin believes in Calvinism. He speaks as though what he does is a direct mission from Jesus because Jesus has completely changed him to do the Lord’s work. I believe both ends of this spectrum are false teachings. One teaches God will give you anything you want as long as you believe in him (Bribe), and one teaches that you will become God-like in your understanding of the Gospel through the Holy Spirit (Exalting oneself).

    Most if not all of the disciples of Christ died terrible deaths, for Christ. They were imprisoned, tortured, beaten, and killed. Many of them were protected and helped at various points, but eventually met those terrible ends. If they were not saved from their worldly fates, why would any of us be?

    Like you said, God helps us deal with our situations, but Jesus doesn’t prevent our worldly fates. All of us must deal with hardships and death before we can live with him. Some of what we go through is a test of our faith, some is a lesson that must be learned, and some is just a result of sin being in the world.

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    1. Thanks so much for your input. I would love to chat with you more on the topic of Calvinism (I mean, we DID tackle predestination and Romans 9). I affirm some of the points of TULIP but not all. But I would love to chat with you someday 😉

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      1. Would welcome the conversation. Talking to my cousin always seems to result in him asking me a million questions to prove something is wrong with my understanding of the Gospel. The problem is that he believes Jesus has made him this way so he can’t be wrong, I must be flawed in my understanding. I’m definitely not perfect, but I don’t believe I am. No one should believe they are.

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  2. This is so true. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this matter. God may not stop us from going through things we cant handle alone, but he will help us through it. He has conquered death. He won’t ever leave us. If we die it is a gain because we get to live with Christ.

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