We hear the old saying, "When it rains, it pours." This means that when difficult things happen, it happens in multiple ways. Have you ever stopped and said, "God, what else can happen? I don't think I can take another thing?" You know the times. In a matter of just a few days your child gets sick, the car won't start, and you get laid off from your job.
This is actually true and can be found in the Word, although stated differently. James 1:2 is clearly one such parallel Scripture.
James 1:2 ESV Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
The Greek translation would make this verse say...
You are to command joy and have the rule over and govern joy when you are surrounded with various and manifold evil experiences and adversities.
This means that we will face adversities and evil experiences that are many different sizes and shapes and in number at the same time. It is a Biblical truth. Some will come as God allows our faith to be tested to grow us up. Some will come as a result of our own disobedience and sin. Either way they will come.
There is another saying that is common among mankind, "that's the last straw that broke the camel's back." Basically this old proverb says that we have a mental and physical breaking point when we face adversity and hard times and that we cannot go on. It assumes that we know what that breaking point is. However, God says that He knows the temptations we face and will make a way for us to escape before we reach the breaking point.
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV (13) No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.