Example: “God helps those who help themselves”.
That one is not in the Bible. It implies that we don’t really need God.
Last Sunday was one that is a bit less obvious.
“God won’t give you more than you can handle.”
Have you said that?
I have told myself this a million times.
This one implies that God did this particular thing to you AND that you are spiritual enough to handle. (I don’t know about you but the things in my life right now are way out of my spiritual handling.)
Yes, people say look at 1 Corinthians 10:13. Did you read that? It is talking about temptations not hardships that we face. Like the death of a loved one, or the fear of divorce, or the loss of a child to drugs. These are not temptations they are bad hardships that happen to us.
God doesn’t DO bad things, NEVER. He is a good God! Just check out Psalms 46:1-7.
Instead of trying to comfort someone with, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” Perhaps you could tell them that, “God will give them strength for one more step.”
We need to be very careful what we say is in the Bible, make sure you can find it there.
I am guilty of just accepting what I have heard is there. I need to be more diligent in making sure it truly is there.
How about you?