How many times have you heard the expression “God will never let us go through anything that we can’t handle!”? It’s a nice Christian quote (not anywhere in Scripture by the way) and I see where people are coming from: ‘all things work for the good of those who love Him’ or there is no temptation that is bigger than God or that He is loving and safe!
All of the above are true but how could God possibly show His power or show us how to have a supernatural faith if He doesn’t put us through things that are too much for us?
I can’t tell you a story of serious personal attack because of my faith. I can’t tell you that I have ever been in a place where I needed supernatural intervening to rescue me from a horrific reality. But the other day I had to stand in front of 15 extremely important people and do a presentation to show that they could trust us with a large sum of their money to do a project in city centre. There have been times when I have stood in front of people and the sweats start, the words in front of me start to make no sense and I look at all these staring faces looking back at me, the fight or flight systems start to kick in and my mind goes totally blank! This was one of those times……
But I prayed and I asked God to give me the strength to do this for His glory and, as soon as I did, the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guarded my heart and mind, I used the energy from the anxiousness to fuel my passion and I gave the presentation of my life!
Now did God let me go through something that I couldn’t handle? YES HE DID!!! But it was so that He could show His amazing power! Lord allow me to go through things that are way too big for me so that I and others can see Your power at work in me!
2 Corinthians 12 v 9 (NLT)
“Each time he [Jesus] said “My Grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness. So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”