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Bearing Temptations

If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall.  The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful.  He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand.  When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure.

1 Corinthians 10:12-13 New Living Translation (NLT)

Often we hear that God will not put upon us more than we can bear.  Yet, we experience many things considered unbearable.  Jesus Himself said we would have trouble in this world but our joy would be in the fact that He had already overcome the world.  He said this before He went to that cross.  "Must Jesus bear the cross alone and all the world go free?  No, there's a cross for everyone and there's a cross for me."  As Believers, we are instructed to pick up our crosses daily and follow Christ.  In this world, this is certainly something more than we can bear without His help.

Yet we can rely upon God's help to endure trial and tribulation.  He is a very present help in trouble.  However, in this Scripture Paul is actually speaking to temptations.  We face temptations at every turn because that's a major trap of the enemy to destroy us.  Many troubles we face are preceded by our yielding to temptations.  We experience various trials as a result of those very things we have been lured to do that we should not.  In this regard, God does not allow us to be tempted more than we can stand.  Because He loves us, He always provides a way out.  God reminds us through convicting our hearts that we can choose not to do whatever sin is enticing us to do and ask Him to give us strength to resist.  Because He is faithful, we can always look for the way of escape He has provided, even if it means simply standing still or running away! 

Life may bring more than we can bear sometimes, but because God is faithful, He will not only bring us through our troubles, He will help us not yield to those temptations designed to make us bring trouble on ourselves.  God draws a line on anything intended to make us fall short of His will if we are trying to follow Christ.  Count on it! 


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Sonya on Monday, January 08, 2018 10:26 AM
Good One! Thanks for the Word!
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