• The statement The statement "God only gives us what we can handle"

    Asked by Coloman on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    The statement The statement "God only gives us what we can handle"

    I have had a couple of people say this to me. I am not anti-religion, I occasionally go to church. I just don't know how this is supposed to make a person who is possibly dying from cancer feel better. I'm torn over this. I honestly don't want to hear it. What do you think about it?

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    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      Not at all Created07. I thought your words were quite eloquent in expressing your personal beliefs. You are entitled. I happen to believe something else but neither should diminish the other.

      4 days ago
    • Created07's Avatar
      Created07

      Thank you, Bengal. I would Never want to hurt anyone. There is too much of that already, partially thanks to cancer.

      3 days ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      @Bengal for many cancer might not have the best thing that happened to them. But there are a few of us that cancer was the absolute best thing that ever happened to me. Had I not been diagnosed with cancer 10 years ago I would not be alive today. When I went to the Dr. because I thought I had a contagious flu, I would have gone to the event I was planning to go to and taken the short cut home that had a dangerous curve that I would take my car off making my death look like an accident. Since the Dr. said that I would have 4-9 months to live, I thought I might as well stick it out and my daughter could have a really nice car. However my brother was in town and took me to the appointment. My nephew is a primary care Dr. So my brother insisted that my nephew see my records to get a second opinion. Things happened so fast I didn't have time to think. My nephew got me an appointment with a doctor doing a new kind of surgery. And my life was out of my hands. I can honestly say that cancer was the best thing that ever happened to me.
      As for the belief in God yes I believe there is a God. And I do believe in an afterlife. My basic belief are sort of like po18guy. The statement "God will never give you more than you can handle" to me is a challenge and I thrive on challenges. I have not reached my belief in God because I need comfort. I reached my belief in God through logic. My belief in God gives me no comfort. Because if there is a God, I am accountable to God. So I resent it when non-believers treat me in an condescending manner.

      2 days ago

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