I need to remember this often.
“God doesn’t give us more than we can bear.”
This well-meaning phrase has been used to offer encouragement and strength to someone walking through dark valleys, suffering in pain, or burdened down with the weight of circumstances beyond their control. I’ve said it, I’ve even believed it; after all, how could a loving God give his child something He knows is impossible for them to bear? He knows us, He loves us, and He is aware of our limitations, right? So whatever He gives, He must know we can bear it, right?
And besides, even His own Word says this…somewhere…I’m sure I read it, or heard someone interpret it…or did I?
Here it is: 1 Corinthians 10:13
Notemptation 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…
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