“He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.” 1Co 10:13 NIV The Bible says, “He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.” You have been tempered for the test! Like tempered steel or glass, certain additives have been placed within you to increase your ability to stand up to the pressures life will throw at you. The fact that you’ve been exposed to this level of testing is a sign that God has given you the grace to handle it. He’s not going to let you escape this trial because He’s equipped you to deal with it. So stop feeling sorry for yourself, or giving up, or saying you can’t take it anymore. Not everybody in a gym can handle the same level of weight because each is at a different stage of development. But the trainer knows. He will push you to your limit, but he will never add one weight more than you can carry. God is a good trainer and He’s working according to a plan. He not only knows the right technique, He knows how much weight needs to be added in order to get you to the next stage of development. He will let you strain, shake, and sweat, but He won’t let you break. While you are focused on temporary stuff like getting a better house or car or job, He has something entirely different in mind: “We…are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord” (2Co 3:18 NIV). Once you understand this and line up your will with God’s will, you’ll begin to appreciate what He’s doing and cooperate with Him.
Published on Thursday, October 18, 2012 @ 10:46 AM CDT