There is a scripture though that the saying came off of 1Corinthians 10:13-- "No temptation has taken YOU except what is common to men. But God is faithful, and he will not let YOU be tempted beyond what YOU can bear, but along with the temptation he will also make the way out in order for YOU to be able to endure it."
The death of a loved one is not a temptation. It is a grueling, devasting, burden that is unbearable. When you loose a child to the horrors that I experience it changes everything you are and you are never that person again. Something that is barable doesn't change you in such a way.
The undeniable truth is and I tell people this all the time is........if I had my way I would have gone to bed and never got out. If I had my way, I would have been in that coffin buried with her right now. If I had my way, I would grieve myself to an early death. My heart does not bare this one tiny little bit.
But God and my Ashleigh did not allow me to do what I wanted and have my way. Ashleigh and Patience needed me to be their voice and seek justice. God needed me to take what was meant for evil and use it for his good. Honestly, at first I cried and screamed against it at first. I felt like how can you put more on me? Don't I have a big enough burden that I can not bare?
But I reached out to God and I knew Ashleigh and Patience had a purpose. In that moment and with the most heartfelt prayer I've ever said I told God I would do his will and not mine. And in that moment everything in life changed again. God immediately revealed these 2 scriptures. The first was used in the article...“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me…for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matt. 11: 28-30) and then the second is.....Isaiah 40:31 - But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
I put my burden on Jesus and he gives me rest from what I can not bare. Also by doing that he renewed my strength and he gave me a purpose. He bares what is unbearable for me. Everyday I have to wake up and allow him to carry me, like the footprints poem says.
So, yes I personally believe there are things in life that are unbareable....whether it be things like being molested as a child, being beat by someone who claims to love you, the death of a loved one(especially a child) etc.... But I encourage all to threw that unbelievably, unbearable moment at God and allow him to carry you.
This is just my personal belief and experience. I hope it is uplifting and not discouraging.