David Westerfield

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Sentimental Christianity: “God won’t give you more than you can handle”

(Last Updated On: October 17, 2012)

We always hear the nice, sentimental, comfy, American, coffee-mug-Christianity phrase, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” But isn’t “God giving you more than you can handle” the very definition of a trial, in order that you rest on His provision and not your own? And isn’t the trial designed for this? “…we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” – Romans 5:3-5 … In the words of How Firm a Foundation, “Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.”


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  1. Jake Trimble

    YES! now getting to the point of asking God to bring more of that which I cannot handle… that’s going Spirit deep.

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