I’ve heard many Christian friends say that God does not give us more than we can handle, but is that really true? These Christians often cite 1 Corinthians 10:13 as proof, but if we look at the text, that’s not really what this is about. That verse deals specifically with temptation. In fact, when you read it in context, you’ll see more specifically that it has to do with temptation against idolatry. And that makes sense. If Jesus is the only way to salvation, any temptation that you give in to is willful disobedience. That’s a far cry different than “God never gives us more than we can handle.” Nowhere in scripture does it say that God never gives us more than we can handle, and that’s a good thing. If God never gave us more than we could handle, than why would we ever need Jesus? Why do we need a crucified and risen savior if we can just say to God, “It’s alright, I’ve got this”?
You don’t need Jesus if you can handle everything on your own. You’re your own god, and you’ve got that covered.