1 Corinthians 10:13
July 8, 2011 Comments Off on 1 Corinthians 10:13
“13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” -1 Corinthians 10:13
As I reflected on the short, yet sweet 19 years of my life today I came to this conclusion: God never put me through something that He wasn’t sitting on the other end waiting for me. Whether it was a traumatic break-up that meant more to me than it ever should have, a family crisis, a death in the family, a difficult living circumstance, or a burden that someone close to me had to endure. He was always waiting.
1 Corinthians 10:13 describes God as never allowing you to go through something more than you can stand, but really it’s more than He can withstand for you. God will allow you to go through a difficult time in your life; whether it’s a financial difficulty, a body image issue, a family crisis, or many other things. Remember the last sentence “When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure”. Don’t be afraid to look up in your situation and look for a way out because it’s right there.
I think so often times we tend to blame ourselves for a bad situation- we tell ourselves that if we would have been living better this “bad thing” would have never happened. Listen to the truth: God is loving and a caring God that accepts you for as you are, not for who you think you should be. There is no standard of good deed or desire from Him to wear makeup, God wants you to respond and look to Him right where you are, no matter the situation.
Do not live in condemnation because Jesus conquered condemnation and death, so that you would be able to always have a way out in times of trouble.
There is no reason to hide what you’re going through because He’s waiting for you to turn to Him. There is no shame or guilt, but only the opportunity to find an end to your hurt and pain- give it to God.
God is waiting for you right now, exactly where you are.
“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12