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The Bible Never Said That

with Chara Donahue

Episode 7: “God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle"

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Most people who believe this is a Biblical idea use 1 Corinthians 10:13 as a support. But Chara helps us understand that the context of this is when we are under temptation, not suffering and the weight of life’s circumstances. The idea that God won’t allow us to go through anything we can’t bear is just not supported in Scripture.

This is not a cause to lose hope, because the hope we have is greater than an easy life. Our circumstances may be more than we can handle, but they are never more than what God can handle.

Verses Referenced:
1 Corinthians 10:13; Psalm 121:2; Isaiah 41:10; 1 Peter 5:6-7; Exodus 34:6; Deuteronomy 31:8; Acts 7:59-60; Psalm 55:12-14; 1 John 5:3-4

Chara's Articles Referenced:
10 Popular Statements That Are Theologically Unsound
4 Reasons Forgiveness Is So Hard and How to Let Go of the Hurt

Books Referenced:
Not God Enough by J.D Greer
The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
May 27, 2020
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Chara Donahue is a co-author of the Bible study "1, 2 & 3 John: Experiencing Transformation" and is working on her next book. She enjoys serving as a biblical counselor, speaking to women, and savoring coffee when her four kids are out playing with dad. She holds an MSEd from Corban University, is passionate about seeing people set free through God's truths, and is the founder and editor of Anchored Voices.
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