First Corinthians 10:13 has taught me to stop saying and thinking, “I’m not going to make it” or “I can’t do this” whenever I come up against a trial. Instead this verse has helped me learn to say and think, “I can do this because God is faithful and will see me through … if I count on Him, do my part, hang in there, and see it through!”
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.
And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.
1 Corinthians 10:13
God promises no trial will ever be more than you can bear, more than you can endure by His grace and in His power. He also reveals a truth and a fact about Himself: “God is faithful.”
So you have a choice each time you bump up against a trial or temptation. You can think faulty thoughts—lies!—about how you can’t make it through. Or you can think healthy thoughts—God’s truths!—that believe and accept that He is indeed faithful, that He promises He will see you through your problem … which means you can make it through!
Your role in each trial is to remain faithful to God and follow through with faith and action. You are to love Him; to trust Him; to count on His resources; to fight against temptation; to ask Him to enable you to endure through pain, sorrow, heartache, deprivation, and life-threatening situations. And you are to resist coming up with your own solutions to your trials. When you do this, you will discover His faithful help for your every need.
A Woman’s Daily Walk with God is a devotional filled with practical wisdom and encouragement, sure to bring direction and stability to your day. These daily reminders will help you draw near to the Lord so that you find the strength, peace, and confidence you need for both the everyday moments and bigger challenges of life.
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