I can’t tell you how often I’ve told someone God won’t give them more than they can handle, but it’s not Scriptural.
There’s a verse that assures us God won’t let us be tempted beyond what we can handle (1 Corinthians 10:13). But that’s temptation.
God often gives us more pressure, stress, trials and difficulties than we can handle.
In 2 Corinthians 1:8-9, Paul says, “We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself…But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God.”
From now on, I’m going to say, “God will often give us more than we can handle, but never more than we can handle when we depend on His strength instead of our own.”
resource: Most Misused Verses in the Bible by Eric J. Bargerhuff, Bethany House, 2012