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God will never give you more than You can handle?

2 Corinthians 1:8-10 NLT
We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead.10 And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.

What “trouble” is Paul talking about? “
Most likely, he’s referring to an incident that’s recorded in Acts 19:23-41

What happened was that so many people were coming to Jesus in the city of Ephesus that the shops that sold idols and images of the Ephesian gods were hurting for business. No one was buying false gods when they could have the real thing! This problem escalated quickly, and a serious riot happened with Paul’s fellow workers at the center of the controversy. Long story short, a lot of people were not happy with Paul.

We tend to hide the difficult things that we are going through from other people.

But Paul didn’t.

2 Corinthians 12:9-11 NIV
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

“For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Here’s his point here:
God helps those who realize their need for him!

Main point:

God will never give you more than He can handle.

Jonah 2:2
“In my distress, I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead, I called for help, and you listened to my cry.”

Psalm 61:2
“From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

Psalm 18:6
“But in my distress, I cried out to the LORD; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry to him reached his ears.”

Psalm 91:15
“He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.”

God will often allow or even bring people into overwhelming situations as a way to reveal to us our own insufficiency so that we can experience and place our hope in His sufficiency.

Psalm 120:1
“I took my troubles to the LORD; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.”

God will give you more than you can handle, but He won’t give you more than He can handle.