Twisted Truths: God Doesn't Give Us More Than We Can Handle

July 13, 2016


On Sunday I looked at the final "half truth" in our series - "God doesn't give us more than we can handle."

As one remarked - that seems like a lot of  "B.S."

This is a tough phrase often used as sympathetic encouragement .

In reality it can patronize and harm or shame people further.


The statement assumes that God inflicts suffering, And that seems odd to me.


Secondly - it assumes that God is beyond rather than close and part of our being. This too can be a problem.


It is a hard phrase meant to heal rather than harm. Sadly, it often inflict deeper pain.

I offered some possible alternatives when life overwhelms us.


What is your experience of this and perhaps the other half truths we explored.


- John



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