God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb

[God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb] {literary} A person who isalready helpless will not have more trouble; you will not have moretrouble than you can bear.

After Mr. Smith lost his job, theSmith's house caught fire, but the fire was put out before much harmwas done. Mr. Smith said, "God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb."

Contrast: IT NEVER RAINS BUT IT POURS.