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Did you know that the phrase "God will never give you more than you can handle" is not in the Bible?
I wanted to share 1 Corinthians 10:13 with you. It reads (NIV):
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 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 stand up under it.
This is the scripture where that phrase originates from. Does it even sound any thing like the phrase that it is tied to? I find it amazing that to me it doesn't. Well it might in a way.
The phrase in question, as I understand it, means God will never give me anything that I can't handle/bear emotionally. But the verse itself alludes to temptation. "You will not be tempted beyond what you can bear and you will have the strenth to bear it" to me that's what the verse means. So exactly what is temptation? Mr. Webster?
2 : something tempting : a cause or occasion of enticement
So does this verse state that while I may be inclined to do something he will give me the strength to overcome this temptation? I think it does.
So when we are facing trials what verses can we turn to? I love James 1:2-4 (NIV):
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many
kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not
What are you thoughts? When you are going through trials what is your go to verse?
I do have a few prayer requests today too. My brother's girlfriend Patty just found out that her 16 year old son Jake has two blastoma tumors in the back of his brain. From what we understand it is cancer. Two doctors have refused to operate. Now Patty is such a sweet lady. My brother is in love with her and of course you can imagine that this is tearing her up. She is asking for all of our prayers. Her son is really taking this hard. They will be going back to the doctor's on Tuesday to find out about radiation and chemotherapy. Please remember them in your prayers.
Also Baby Jarrod has gained up to 4 lbs. they can not do any surgeries until he is 5 lbs. Here is a little background on Baby Jarrod. Please remember him and his family in your prayers as they are dear friends to me and my daughter.
Beautiful Child of God
Getting some loving from his mommy.
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