God never gives us more than we can handle

On today’s InsideOut Forum Discussion Call we took on the age-old platitude that God never gives us more than we can handle. We could all acknowledge that we have known many people, including ourselves for whom this platitude is not true. We could relate to the reality that we all know people who have died or been irreparably damaged by traumas or loss. Why do we say this then? One reason we could see was that saying to ourselves such things as “Only good can come of this,” might help us relax in the moment, but that pretending to be able to handle something that we can’t only sends us into denial. This denial, in turn, causes us to pretend we are okay and NOT to get the help or support that might, in fact, help us to heal and move beyond the pain. Join our online blog conversation and share your perspective!


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