Friday, August 9, 2013

Confronting The Lie: "God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle" - Nate Pyle at Natepyle.com

"God won’t give you more than you can handle".  If I may be so bold, let’s just call that what it is: Bullshit.

This particular statement, that “God won’t give you more than you can handle,” isn’t even in the Bible. It is easy to spout trite Christian platitudes designed to make people feel better with bumper-sticker theology.  But insipid axioms do little in the face of the actual brokenness of the world. Limp, anemic sentiments will not stand in the face of a world that is not as it should be.

My questions before God about the reality of what my family has experienced over the last three weeks are the exact same questions anyone would ask. Not only am I okay asking those questions, but I think there is something holy and sacred in being courageous enough to ask them.  Don’t be fooled, those questions are only to be asked by the courageous.

It is more courageous to ask the hard questions of God and wait for him to answer than it is to find hope on the side of coffee mug.  Asking those questions requires courage because, in the end, it is very likely they will not be answered.

The full article is available here