I am always hearing people say, Don’t worry, God never gives us more than we can handle. Truth is, He allows us to go through more than we can handle because He loves us and wants us to depend on Him. He wants to teach us to be content in Him and remember His goodness.
But also to reflect on eternity and comfort other Christians who are going through the same thing we went through.
Paul penned these words in 2 Corinthians 1:8-9:
“We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death.”
Paul’s agonizing choice of words, “under great pressure,” “far beyond our ability to endure,” and “despairing even of life,” show us that the difficulties he and the other disciples experienced were well beyond their human ability to handle.