Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Do we get more than we can handle?

God will not give us more than we can bear.  We hear that a lot.  Often people use it as a way to get through a difficult situation.  Or to give us hope that when life is really crappy we are going to be able to handle it.  I get a verse of the day sent to my email.  Today was this:
No temptation has overtaken you 
except what is common to mankind. 
          And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted 
      beyond what you can bear.                    
But when you are tempted, 
he will also provide a way out 
           so that you can endure it.               
               1 Cor 10:13
So what we really should be saying is that God will never let us be tempted beyond what we can bear.  Even better is that when we are in a situation which is going to lead us to sin, God will provide us with a way out.
What I really was struck with though is that we may be given situations in life that are too big for us to handle.  That overwhelm us and make us feel like we can't take another step.  What is amazing is that we all go through tough times.  We all have moments when we wonder how we will make it.  God is asking to help us.  He's asking us to hold on and he will be there for us.  The promise isn't that we'll never have a problem or situation that is too big for us to handle.  The promise is that when life is more than we can bear Christ will carry us through until we are able to walk again on our own.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this Heather ... it's just what I needed to read right now!