I recently came across an article on Relevant magazine with 7 lies Christians believe. As I skimmed over them, #5 caught my attention. "God won't give you more than you can handle." Wow. Maybe I'm in the minority (or not) I so believed that! At first I was like, "No! There's a verse in...in...uh...?" Where did this lie come from? When did I accept something as truth without checking out scripture myself? It wasn't conscious, I don't know where this lie originated. It's scary to realize that if we're not digging into God's word on a regular basis and asking Him to uproot lies like this, we can easily be led astray. Fiction somehow becomes reality, the lines blur and suddenly you find yourself holding onto a "truth" about God/Jesus that simply isn't true.
If I'd stopped to think, I might've thought about how ultimately our relationship with Christ is based on our laying everything down. Daily we throw up our hands and say "It's too much! I can't handle this." And that's exactly where He wants us. Inadequate, insufficient in and of ourselves. Realize life IS more than we can handle!
That's why it's so awesome to have a God who can handle anything. Nothing is too much for Him to handle.