More Than I Can Bear

More Than I Can Bear

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Have you ever been going through it? A situation so difficult for you that in the midst of it you’ve cried out to God, “It’s too much. I can’t bear it.”

I’ve had it happen to me and the minute I say, “I can’t bear it”, I hear a reply, “I won’t give you more than you can bear.” Then my very next thought – the absolute next – is, “Lord, I wish You didn’t have so much faith in me.”

Sometimes it feels as though we have been through the fire and the flood but God will not give us more than we can bear.

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Related: Great Is His Faithfulness

But you know, it occurred to me recently (just yesterday in fact), that if I had even one ounce of the faith that God has in me in Him, I wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed as often as I do. Can you relate?

If only we believed him when He said:

When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up;the flames will not consume you.

Aren’t God’s promises awesome? Can you think of one that has not been fulfilled? There are thousands of promises in the Bible and God has kept every one of them.

Let’s Pray

Jehovah, help me to have faith in You, just as you have faith in me. Help me to know that You won’t give me more than I can bear. In Jesus’s name. Amen.

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What’s your strategy for getting past those “more than I can bear” moments?

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