A pastor talks about the falsity of the common phrase “God will never give you more than you can handle” and talks about the reality of his journey with God through devastating circumstances.
He compares 1 Cor. 10:13 (“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” NIV) to 2 Cor. 1:8-9 (“We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.”).
He is so real and so honest. I find this so authentic, eye opening, and insightful.