More Than I Can Bear

I need to remember this often.

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“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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4 comments on “More Than I Can Bear

  1. Lyn, you have no idea what this post did for me today. Have been having a tough time with Mom the past few days, and I am so tired. When I read this post today, I looked up at God and said, “Lord I cannot do this today, but you can.” You know what Lyn, He did!!!! I got it all done, am at home now, and the day went well. I think you reblogged this just for me. I love you for it. God Bless, SR

  2. I love when God works that way! Your posts have done that for me on more than one occasion.

    Praying for you today, for new mercies, and some respite when needed.


  3. I had to come back and read this. Did a post today on what has been going on. Thank you Lyn so much for all of your prayers and kindness to me. Have not been to Mass in a month and it meant so much that you offered Mass for me and my family. Love you loads and God Bless, SR

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