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"God will not put more on me than I can bear..."
Have you heard, seen or recited this phrase before?
Do you believe that this is true?
Is this a factual statement? Do you know if it's biblical? If so, where is it in the bible ?
Well, its time that we wake up and start searching for the answers to "these" type of phrase we recite on a regular basis.
The truth of the matter is that the bible actually never said that "God will no give you more than you can bear..." Instead, we are going to have a little bible study and open our bibles to 2 Corinthians 1:8.
When you have it say amen (ahhaaa, don't mind me, I'm feeling a little "churchy")
Anyways, this verse in 2 Corinthians 1:8 says "For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction...that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even life itself..."
Let that verse sink in a little bit.
Ever experienced a hopeless situation? No, i mean a hopeless hopeless situation ? ("Emphasized" - Note for my iphone users :)) 🙋
Okay, I honestly think it's fair to say that we've all experienced some sort of turmoil in our life, whether big or small, it happened.
I know for some of you, you maybe going through your storm right now. You may feel like giving up, throwing in the towel, and just wanting to hide from life. I am here to tell you to take courage. God sometimes allows these situations in your life to appear hopeless because he is trying to direct your focus onto him. You have nobody to turn too, and your human resources have been depleted. But Paul mentioned in verse 8 and 9 that "....indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead... he on whom we set our hope."
Step back, take a deep breathe. Begin to thank God for the strength that you will build from this situation. Thank him for NEVER leaving you and being true to his word.
Be wise, Be humble and Be bless.
Grace and Peace🙏