ANSWERS: 46
  • He doesn't give us anymore than we can handle WITH HIS HELP. We have to trust in Him. Then, He helps us get through anything.
  • No, the simplest reason why not is because I don't believe in God. Not the God from which that quote stems atleast. Even assuming I did believe in that God, then the fact that people commit suicide or become insane states the obvious fact that they have more than they can handle.
  • I believe that statement is a cliche and I do not like the sound of that wording. I would explain God's support of his faithful servants simply by pointing to these two scriptural passages. The promise that is given in the Bible is: “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear, but along with the temptation he will also make the way out in order for you to be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13. Yes, no matter how great the temptation or trial may be, Jehovah will make it possible for his servants to endure it faithfully. " Always rejoice in [the] Lord. Once more I will say, Rejoice! Let YOUR reasonableness become known to all men. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let YOUR petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard YOUR hearts and YOUR mental powers by means of Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:4-7
  • I don't know if I necessarily believe it, but it helps sometimes.
  • Yes I do, God has never given me something that I couldn't do with his help.
  • He often gives us things we cannot handle on our own with our own strength. That is why Paul said, "When I am weak, then I am strong." That is when we turn to God for help, strength, and guidance. Sometimes, it is also part of his ln for us to draw upon the strengths of some people He brings into our lives. Since God has an interest in our growth, He often challenges us beyond our immediate abilities. If we choose not to grow, we falter. If we reach our, we prosper.
  • I do believe in this because no matter how tough things get I always manage to make it through.
  • Because He believes in "anything that did not break you, made you stronger". Besides, His yoke is not heavy to carry, because He carries it with you. "In the of the Storm", He will save you and calm the water.
  • I like the sentiment, but the first thing that comes to mind is suicide- people who couldn't handle it, so no, I don't put much stock in it.
  • Yes, Because everything we've gone through he's gone through...He understands....Give him time and prayers...and God will do wonders
  • No, for two reasons: 1. the high rate of suicides; clearly, these people had more going on than they could handle; and 2. I'm an atheist, and I know that burdens or disasters come on us -- because we choose them (like choosing to have kids can be a good burden, or a hard one; and like choosing to start smoking is a health disaster) or -- because there's a natural mathematical distribution of disasters, some of which can be calculated (living as far inland as I do, I'm 100% safe from typhoons and shark attacks) and some of which cannot (a certain number of people will be hit by drunk drivers each year; it's pretty hard to calculate your chance of that although you can try by taking into account the amount of night driving you do, the number of young drivers in your community, etc.) A lot of people blame or credit their god for things that are either entirely random (who gets hit by a meteor, for instance) or entirely predictable (you're going to die, and your mother's going to die, and everyone you've ever loved is going to die). They seem to cling to the idea that "everything happens for God's reasons" because it comforts them to think that even the bad things in their life happen because a loving god wants them to, instead of -- taking responsibility for their own choices, which may not turn out very well sometimes -- admitting that a lot of what happens to us is totally uncontrollable and happens for no spiritual reason at all.
  • Yes. I have had some situations where I thought I wasn't going to be able to handle it anymore and at the moment where I thought I'd lose it, I'd pray for help and suddenly things improved. Both were times when I was ill or hospitalized.
  • No temptation has taken YOU except what is common to men. But God is faithful, and he will not let YOU be tempted beyond what YOU can bear, but along with the temptation he will also make the way out in order for YOU to be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 I think this is the scripture for the basis of your question, so it's actually an inspired writing. Sometimes God giving you the strength to put up with circumstances is proof that he is helping you.
  • No i dont believe this quote because i believe in the saying that life is a challenge, and that is what god puts out there for us, challenges, so that we can figure out who we really are and so that we can be aware that we're capable of doing so much more than we think.
  • I do believe that. Satan cannot crush you if your faith remains strong. The ones who fall are the ones who give up and lose faith.
  • If i did believe in a God, i would have to say this statement is false. My life is beyond what i can handle!! And it's not just me. Maybe if you find God, he makes it easier for you:p
  • No. I am athiest and don't believe in God. But let us assume I did It's still a no. Why? Well, I wouldn't exactly call what I am doing coping. Infact, this isn't coping, this is just doing sod bloody all because I am scared of what I will do. I can't handle things, so I shut them out.
  • No, I do not believe that. If it were true, we wouldn't have suicides.
  • No. I have a theroy that either A) God is a figment of the imagination. B) Even if there is a God who's to say he's the one I've been taught about? Or C) God is a sadistic bastard just looking to have some fun with his toys- the humans.
  • no i dont believe this because there are too many people suffering and people commit suicide. people would only commit suicide if they cannot handle their lives. anyway ive got more than i can handle at the moment.
  • No, and I beleive this for a two main reasons. 1: I don't beleive there is a god. 2: If that was the case, no one would commit sucide.
  • I think its a sublime way to tell people to just deal with it.
  • no, because god does give us things we cant handle on our own, he gives us things that we, and his power together can handle.
  • if that is true I think it is time God stopped playing games and realised i am not a 300lb prop forward but just a small girl and i have just about had as much as i can handle. I am coming pretty close to fumbling the next ball
  • Well then that would mean that all those little children and babies were ready for bullets in their heads in all the wars we've had, since nothing happens without God's stamp of approval. Another example of flawed Christian logic; blame it on the Devil or attribute it to god, whichever fits their needs! Pfffft!
  • No,who's quote is that anyways? I know it is not in the bible,right? Besides that,what if it isn't God giving it to us? What if it is the opposite of God giving us stuff we can't handle? These questions and more..........
  • keep god out of this.have you ever visited the ward in the hospital where little children are suffering from cancer? if not i urge you to make that trip and then decide for yourself if god exist. did you know that it was a hopeless failure who quoted "god doesn't give you any more than you can handle"?
  • sometimes thInk god gave themselves more than could be handled in me! no, correction, i KNOW so... and it's all just a joke, ok, so no-one's offended!
  • Just when Ive climbed the hill, theres a mountain.
  • I believe this. The extra stress that is put on people is to make them grow and be more understanding of each other and the world around them. There are also totally stress-free times for each of us. That is when God is giving us a coffee break.
  • I believe it about as much as I believe that life is fair. I'm not into mythology. It excuses people from being responsible.
  • The times I have had this said to me both recently and over the last two years, What I want to know is if God made a mistake, Am I really a 400lb running back with shoulders 6ft wide and padding on them, OR am I really me, 105lb and 5ft 2in. because he sure does think I can carry a very heavy load.
  • nurse7263 please give the patient some pain killers.
  • Yes. He keeps letting these feral cats tell each other to show up at my house because I will care for them and feel them and heal them if they need it. Once a young dog showed up too - He must have gotten the Cat Collective Memo....
  • Yes. If we are getting more it's from someone else, ourselves. A lot of situations are because we (humans) insist on hurting each other and making each other's lives miserable. I don't think it's fair to blame God.
  • the generic statement is not in line with the scripture that it apparently comes from. it implies that God is the one giving the situations that are hard to face. while the scripture says that God gives His ability to endure and overcome the situation. "no test has overtaken you but such as is common to man. but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tested beyond your ability - power, but will with the test provide the way to endure that you may overcome it." - 1 corinthians 10:13 which means that the generic statement is not giving anything to believe in. while the scripture is.
  • No I do not. I believe He gives you way more than you can handle so that you have to rely on Him to get through it and you will know that it was Him that gave you what you needed to do so.
  • i dont believe this quote because god doesnt exist.
  • No, and this answer does not depend on belief or disbelief in God. I do think that most people grow in character and spirit by overcoming difficulties that LIFE throws at them, but I think that the occurrence of the difficulties is partly cause-effect owing to our own and others' actions and partly sheer random. As for people's being able to handle the difficulties - what about the mental illness into which some people slide because they canNOT handle what is just too much. Genetics and nurture create the brain chemistry we call personality, and some people can bear a great deal of stress, some others very little, before breaking - whether they pray or do not pray.
  • No. I do not beleive that at all... For two reasons. First, I don't beleive there is a God. BUT - if there was one, then then sucuide disproves that point.
  • Yes, I do.
  • Not exactly. He never lets us go through something that with his help, we can't get through. Or that he makes a way out for us. He supplies the endurance if we show we will rely on him.
  • Has anybody said that GOD doesnt exist? At least if you mean an earthly conception of a higher being. I dont deny that there may be something out there, but I prefer to think of it in terms of cool aliens
  • Even Jesus in the garden cried "My God, why have you forsaken me?" Even Jesus asked that the cup pass from him if possible. Hmmm....more than he could handle? I am thankful Jesus is my mediator instead of any of you. Your pat answers are all wrapped up with pretty bows. Any of you ever feel like giving up? Any of you ever watch someone you love die? Suicide seems to be your target on the more than you can handle quote....like people just actually give up. You think it's that simple? I suggest all of you that think suicide is the ultimate lack of faith, or the ultimate act of giving up on God, life, etc, read a wonderful book called, "She Never Said Goodbye." It is by a pastor whose wife took her own life. Yes, it happens, even to those who have faith and believe in God. And the worst part about it is the minute mentality of people who belive they have the right to judge, who belive they have figured out the complexity of suicide- and that it can actually fit in one sentence.
  • 1 Corinthians 10:13 "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." Yes I do believe that Scripture. I claim it often and God will and does provide a way of escape. What that way is varies from person to person but what all Christians have in common in regards to that way is the Bible. If one fill's their heart with the Bible instead of the world, that way of escape is much easier. Yahweh God is true to His Word.
  • If that is a quote I'm not sure where it comes from. No doesn't seem there is any Scriptural basis for it. Just seems to me it is merely something people say to comfort other people.

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