People frequently misquote the passage of scripture in 1 Corinthians 10:13 and believe that “God won’t put more on them than they can handle.” Today we will take a look at that verse to see what it actually means.

Says Who?

We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely on God, who raises the dead.
2 Corinthians 1:8-9 NLT

(Joseph) — Genesis 39:20
(Moses) — Exodus 3:11
(Nehemiah) — Nehemiah 1:4
(Paul) — 2 Corinthians 6:3-10
(Peter) — 1 Peter 4:12
(Jesus) — Luke 22:42-44

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”—Jesus
John 16:33 NASB

…strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.
Acts 14:22 NIV

…that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man…
Ephesians 3:16 NASB

So where does this idea come from?

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you will be able to bear it.
1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV

(Deals with Temptation not Hardship)

Because He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.
Hebrews 2:18 NIV