What I Wear-Lies?

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" 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. 


  1. Hey Natasha!
    I don't know the extent of the article's claims - perhaps it was saying that Christians would not face trials that are to hard to bear alone (without Christ?) Because we do have that promise in Scripture (1 Corinthians 10:13 and Philippians 4:12 - 13 are verses that immediately come to mind). I also think that Hebrews 4:15 and 16 are good companion verses. Now I know 1 Corinthians mentions temptation, but what is a trial? When bad things happen, we are tempted to react in ways that do not honor the Father. After all, what was Satan trying to accomplish with Job. And yet through all his hardships, Job was still able to say "I know my Redeemer liveth." The point you make about searching the Scriptures is absolutely valid. We should be ready as Christians to "give an answer to every man that asketh [us] a reason of the hope that is in [us] with meekness and fear." Your dad is a pastor, right? What does he think about this issue?
    Also, love your outfit! So dainty but rugged!

    1. Lynn, I hope I was clear in my writing, as that's exactly what I was saying! Without Christ EVERYTHING is more than we can handle.

      There are numerous songs in Christian circles that have lyrics like "I know You (God) won't give me more than I can handle." But it isn't true, God will give us more than we can handle in order that we should turn to Him, the Savior who can handle anything.
      I linked to the article in my post, but for some reason it's not turning a different cool at it should.
      Here's the link to the article I was referring to:

  2. Natasha, this is probably one of my favorite outfits that I've seen you wear! I love the neutral colors with the denim and the coral and blue print. Also, the boots are super cute.

    I totally agree with you on the whole lie about "God not giving us anymore than we can handle". I've fallen into the same mistake of simply believing a truth because it's mainstream and everyone's catching onto it. But it's so important to examine and reexamine everything according to Scripture.

    I also think that we need to be careful to recognize that we can't do anything apart from Christ's strength. Saying that "God won't give me anything I can't handle" is still kind of resting in our own strength and ability instead of Jesus'. It also gives us a reason to be proud when we are strong in trials instead of boasting in the power of our Savior.

    So, yeah, thank you!!! :)

    Dani from A Vapor in the Wind

  3. Words or wisdom and a cute outfit!

  4. Wow, I was thinking similar thoughts the other day on the same topic while listening to Christian radio. Crazy, huh? Oh, and by the way.....I love your hair, Natasha!!

    Bree @

  5. This is such a cute look on you Natasha! :D
    Thanks for the reminder to be in the word and lining things up with scripture! :)

  6. I love how paired the jacket with the dress and mixed textures here!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  7. What a wonderful post! We must always line things up with scripture...we must STUDY to show ourselves approved, not simply accepting what a pastor says or what we hear a friend say because no matter how sincere they may be, it is no guarantee for truth, for who knows if THEY have studied the scripture? I wish more people would realize this! Speaking of lies that so many Christians believe is the big one on Jesus being easily this could be cleared up and thrown out if we simply went to the scriptures and believed what is written!
    Awesome blog!


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