Well-meaning people will occasionally say things that are not true. One of those phrases is, “God will never give
you more than you can handle.” These phrases are not evil or malicious –
they are simply not true. We repeat them without thinking. They become like a
cheesy greeting card slogan inserted into the blank spots of our conversation
when we don’t know what else to say when we see someone suffering.
If we believe God will only give us what we can handle why would we
ever need to call upon Him to solve the issues we face? If the solutions we seek can be discovered by
the simple exercise of human intellect or will, we will have effectively
removed the need for a supernatural component from our life for the impossible situations
each of us will face in the course of a lifetime.
The record of the God’s Kingdom has always been a story about a people who
were taken past the point of their talent, resource and endurance. These people found themselves deposited in
places of impossibility where if God did not show up nothing would happen. For most of their lives they lived with the
reality that God had asked them to do things well beyond their ability to
handle by sheer will power.
In the overwhelming situations of life, where your only remaining option
is God, you will find all you have to offer will be an expression of faith the
size of a mustard seed. This offering will appear small and dwarfed by the
impossibility of the problem you face, but that seed contains tremendous potential
when touched by God. By itself it is only a little seed. When touched by God it
becomes a miracle. The moment your seed of faith sprouts it will release a
supernatural harvest you had previously thought impossible. That kind of
experience will change your vocabulary of faith.