“God will never give you more than you can handle”
Is probably one of the most out-of-context phrases that Christians can use.
Not only is this verse about temptation, Christians tend to use it about the daily stresses of life. (See 1 Corinthians 10:13)
I am a firm believer that God gives us more than we can handle on the daily so that we can trust Him and rely on the Holy Spirit.
If we had to constantly rely on our own strength and our own ability, it would be really hard and the pressure would get too great.
Even King David, in a moment of weakness, made a decision that would cost him His kingdom- if he would have asked for help from God, the Bathsheba incident would’ve never happened. (2 Samuel 11)
Time after time in scripture, we see characters in the Bible, trying to do things on their own without being completely reliant on God for everything.
So, if you’re feeling, overwhelmed, overworked, and completely stressed out, do what the apostle Paul states- “I rejoice in my weakness… so that Christ’s power can rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Be completely dependent on God today