Monday, August 29, 2016

God Does Give Us More Than We Can Handle

Last night in church I heard something I have never heard before. God does give us more than we can handle. I have heard my entire life that God does not give us more than we can handle. In fact, this is the verse that is often used.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

God does place more on us than we can handle. Why? Because He wants us to rely on Him to get us through this life. Sometimes we feel like we have been hung up to dry. Sometimes things happen that cause our world to stop spinning and we may have times of sorrow or maybe even bitterness.  Perhaps at times life is suddenly crushed. God allows pressure to be put on us at just the right time for a reason.  If He allows us to be crushed ~He will remake us. He replaces our ashes with beauty. 

We all have struggles in this life. How we handle them is up to us. All trials are for our good~ they are accomplishing something in our lives. So ~ how do we respond? BY ENDURING~ AND ASKING FOR GOD TO GIVE US WISDOM AND DISCERNMENT.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

It may not always be peachy but God has a purpose and a plan. We need to keep putting one foot in front of the other, one second at a time, one moment at a time, one day at a time.......just keep trusting. God is working all things out for our good. 

The fact is ~ God will place more on us than we can handle but never more than HE handle.   "He is faithful in all the junk of life" ~as Pastor John put it. We can trust Him. 



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