November 14, 2019
But with God...
November 11, 2019
A client shared this with me. Those of you who have sat with me may have heard me talk about this very thing. 1 Corinthians 10:13 does not teach that as believers we won't face unbearable circumstances! There is a big difference between temptation (to sin), which is what the verse is referring to, and catastrophic circumstances. The Bible teaches we will encounter water and not drown and fire and not be burned. In other words, in one way or another, He will see us through it if we cling to Him in confident trust.
"God won't give you more than you can handle..."
Odd, I can't seem to find that verse.
I'm guessing Job would take exception to that cliche.
So would Joseph.
"We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself..." II Corinthians 1:8
Why would God allow him to experience hurt more than he could handle? Read on.
"...so that we might not rely on ourselves but on God." II Corinthians 1:9
Truth? Cancer is more than you can handle.
So is infidelity.
So is caregiving.
So is rejection.
So is death
and prodigal children
and 101 other life struggles.
God doesn't expect YOU to handle it.
He expects you to hand it over to HIM.
He doesn't want you relying on your strength, but on His.
If we keep walking around thinking
"God won't give me more than I can handle,"
we're setting ourselves up for
Good news? He beckons for your burdens,
"Cast your cares upon Me..." I Peter 5:7
You will never know relief until you do.
For this hard place, I have Jesus!