"I won't give you more, more than you can take
And I might let you bend, but I won't let you break"
This sounds so nice, but where is it in the Bible? In the middle of hard times this is what we want to believe, but the reality is that God will give us far more than what we can take.
To show us that we cannot do it! To show us how much we need Him! If we can take it on our own, why in the world would we need God?
And God will absolutely break us.
So that He can mend us and make us new. He is the potter. Sometimes the potter has to completely destroy what is already there so that He can make a new vessel that is usable.
Jesus said, "Come to me all who are weary." Those who are weary are the ones who have been given more than they can take and recognize that they need Jesus to give them rest. This doesn't mean life will all of a sudden be easy. In fact, quite the opposite is true. When we surrender our lives to Jesus life gets so much harder, because now we have a huge target on our backs for Satan to aim at. Hard things will continue to come, but we have Jesus to help us, shelter us, help us to take what is thrown at us and hold us together.
We will be given much more than we can take. God will break us. But He does it so that we will be more like Jesus.