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Dumb Things Christians Say

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I’ve read a few blogs titled things like “5 things I wish Christians would stop saying” and walk away thinking, “why do we say such dumb stuff?”

There’s nothing more annoying than feeling like you are going through hell and being told “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.” Well then, He must have gotten the wrong person, because I can’t do this on my own!

“God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.” Where is that found in the Bible? I do see “with God nothing is impossible” (Matt 19:26) and “cast all your cares upon Him” (Psalm 55:22) and ” take My yoke upon you, for My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matt 11:30).

If it were true that “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle,” then you wouldn’t need God. You could do it all on your own. So that annoying popular phrase must not be true.

But the Bible does say, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” (Phil 4:13) and “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Cor 12:9) It’s verses like that which are actually somewhat encouraging in tough times.

What Christianese phrase do you find most annoying?

Becky is wife to Duane, mama to "Monkey-girl" and baby "Lioness" aka "PipSqueek." She is the administrative powerhouse for YWAM Bend and keeps our team grounded and organized. Her hope is to inspire and encourage other mamas in their journey to raise healthy, thriving families.
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