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PostSubject: More than you can handle ? ... yes   Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:39 am



I’ve read it in books, heard it from friends and even from pulpits: "God will never give you more than you can handle". This misunderstanding leads people to think that whatever trial they go through, it won’t be too much for them to bear. May I say that this is NOT Biblical. This is a misguided understanding of 1 Corinthians 10:13 which says:

"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."

The passage is strictly dealing with temptation. This Scripture is clear: you will never fall into a temptation that is beyond your ability to say no. When giving an account before the Lord, no one will be able to say "I couldn’t help myself"- because the Lord will say "I always provided a way out of the temptation."



Now, back to the original point. God can and does give people more than they themselves can bear. An example of this is found in 2 Corinthians 1:8

"We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life."

Throughout the Bible we find countless examples of people suffering unimaginable pains and losses. Believers since Christ have experienced pain, torture and loss as well. The reason God allows His children to experience hardships "far beyond our ability to endure" is to drive us to our knees in complete need of Him. How can we call Him our "refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble" if we can handle what’s dealt us in life ? How can we ever truly recognize our need for Him unless we are brought to the end of ourselves ?

Jesus said "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

Don’t condemn yourself if you’ve experienced something you feel you cannot endure. The way we ‘handle’, ‘bear’, or ‘deal’ with what we cannot endure is by recognizing that God is still in control, has a plan, and that HE will make us stand firm in Him until the day of redemption.

(2 Cor. 1:21,22)


"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7
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PostSubject: Re: More than you can handle ? ... yes   Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:28 pm

Thanks for posting that, dude! I needed to read that!

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PostSubject: Re: More than you can handle ? ... yes   Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:46 pm

God's Word is True... it's man's misunderstandings that make our journey more difficult than it has to be.
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PostSubject: Re: More than you can handle ? ... yes   Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:14 am

Great post!
Just great. Thanks for sharing that with us AXfreak.


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PostSubject: Re: More than you can handle ? ... yes   Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:59 am

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PostSubject: Re: More than you can handle ? ... yes   Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:45 pm

thanks apologetixfreak that helps my under standing alot
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PostSubject: Re: More than you can handle ? ... yes   Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:04 pm

Hark! Drums has posted outside of his usual "what are you listening to" thread! Is this a sign of the second coming???

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PostSubject: Re: More than you can handle ? ... yes   Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:15 am

It shows the words touched his heart.
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PostSubject: Re: More than you can handle ? ... yes   Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:10 pm

alldatndensum wrote:
Hark! Drums has posted outside of his usual "what are you listening to" thread! Is this a sign of the second coming???

Wow, he also posted in the what are you reading thread!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: More than you can handle ? ... yes   Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:41 pm

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