1 Corinthians 10: 13

I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON ANOTHER POST, BUT A FRIEND RECENTLY MENTIONED THIS SCRIPTURE, & I FELT I SHOULD SHARE MY THOUGHTS ON THIS SCRIPTURE:
1 Corinthians 10: 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
(King James Bible)

I HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT SCRIPTURE MANY TIMES BEFORE, & IT IS ACTUALLY INTEGRAL 2 MY CONTINUING RECOVERY, BECUZ IT GIVES ME STRENGTH 2 KNOW THAT GOD WILL NOT GIVE ME MORE THAN I CAN BEAR. I HAVE HAD DAYS WHERE I HAVE WONDERED WHERE GOD WAS DURING MY TRIAL. THERE IS A SONG THAT SAYS, “HEAVENLY FATHER, ARE YOU REALLY THERE?” I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW OFTEN I HAVE SUNG THAT IN MY HEAD. BUT THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS THE SAME – YES! THAT REASSURANCE CAN GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH TO MOVE ON. I OFTEN REFER MYSELF TO MY FAVORITE QUOTE, “I NEVER SAID IT WOULD BE EASY, I ONLY SAID IT WOULD BE WORTH IT” OR POEM, FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND: I REMIND MYSELF THAT GOD IS THERE, BUT CARRYING ME & IT WILL BE “JUST A LITTLE WHILE.” I TAKE COMFORT THAT HE CARRIES ME WHEN IT IS ROUGH. THE SCRIPTURES TEACH THAT CHRIST WILL LIGHTEN YOUR BURDEN. I TAKE IT SERIOUSLY & TELL GOD THAT I CAN HANDLE NO MORE. THEN I NEED TO TRUST HIS HELP FROM THERE. I DON’T LAY IT IN HIS LAP, I JUST KNOW HE WILL HELP STRENGTHEN ME. I KNOW HE IS THERE WAITING TO HELP ME IF I JUST ASK. & WHEN I ASK, IT SURPRISES ME HOW MUCH I CAN HANDLE (BUT I DON’T THINK CHRIST THOUGHT HE COULD HANDLE HIS EARTHLY MISSION EITHER, & I BET HE WAS SURPRISED BY WHAT HE COULD BEAR!)

HOWEVER, I BELIEVE THAT THERE WAS A PRE-EARTH LIFE, & WHILE I WAS THERE, MK & I WERE TRAINED & PREPARED FOR OUR LIVES HERE ON EARTH, & GIVEN THE TOOLS & KNOWLEDGE WE NEEDED 2 CARRY ON. GOD HAS CONTINUED 2 BLESSED MY LIFE IN COUNTLESS WAYS, SO I COULD ENDURE, BUT HE TRUSTED ME TO MAKE THE CORRECT CHOICES SO I COULD LEAN ON HIM & GROW. I BELIEVE THAT GOD LOVES ALL HIS CHILDREN & PREPARES THEM ACCORDINGLY FOR THE TRIALS THEY MUST FACE.

WHEN FACED WITH ADVERSITY, WE CAN EITHER CHOOSE TO MOVE AWAY OR COME CLOSER TO GOD, HAVING FAITH THAT HE CAN SEE THE ENTIRE PICTURE & CAN HELP MOLD US INTO WHO WE NEED TO BECOME. ADVERSITY CAN BUILD OUR FAITH & COURAGE. I HAVE FACED MANY CHALLENGES SINCE 2004, BUT THEY SEEM MORE BEARABLE WITH THE BELIEF IN THE ATONEMENT OF CHRIST, WHO KNOWS, LOVES, & SUPPORTS ME, & THE BELIEF THAT THERE IS A BETTER LIFE AFTER DEATH. NO TRIAL IS TOO BIG WITH GOD’S HELP!

2 comments

  1. WOW – JENNY – ONCE AGAIN, U NEVER CEASE 2 AMAZE ME WITH UR FAITH, STRENGTH & WISDOM. THX 4 THIS BEAUTIFUL TESTIMONY OF URS – I REALLY NEEDED IT RT NOW AS I STARTED BACK 2 SCHOOL THIS WEEK & AM QUITE NERVOUS & ANXIOUS, HAVING NOT BEEN IN SCHOOL SINCE 1981! I AM TRYING HARD 2 HAVE FAITH & THIS REALLY HELPED ME. THX AGAIN MY FRIEND & SUPERHERO 🙂 LOVE U, CARA

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