More than I can handle?

One of my peeves is misquoted Scripture...

I know that people don't do it intentionally so I never hold it against the person but I have to correct it...in love of course!

One of the most misquoted verses that I hear is 1 Corinthians 10:13. It 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 way I often hear it quoted is, "God won't give me more than I can handle."

Well, BECAUSE of someone misquoting this verse today, I was reflecting on it.....

As far as I am aware (correct me if I am wrong) the Bible never mentions that God will not give us more than we can handle. I think there are times He most certainly gives us more than we can handle! We are human and He is God.

He wants us to be in relationship with Him! Of course when we can't deal with the things life throws at us, we will be on our knees before His throne talking to Him...or at least we SHOULD be there. So, it is a way for Him to draw us back to Him when we have a lot on our plate!

He wants us, and others to recognize His power at work in the world! When He loads us up, and we allow Him to carry the load, as we always should, then we recognize Him. Then we get to share the story, or others witness the story, and we let them know WHO it was that got us through...GLORY TO GOD!

I love knowing that He is there...I know for a fact that during the past few months, I have been given more than I could handle. But God is so faithful in providing for us and He does it in so many different ways that we need to be sharp, in the Word, and ready, so that when the time comes, He gets to show off for us and the world...and we can learn more about Him and ourselves!


Sandy said...

Thank you! This was very good. He does give us more than WE can handle without Him, but with Him, We can handle it. You are right. . .we shouldn't misquote scripture.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I enjoyed reading your blog this afternoon...Had some time to do some blog hopping...always enjoy finding new blogs!

Hope you will visit me. This month I am posting on our Disney trip.