July 4, 2013

He Will Not Give You More Than You Can Bear. Oh, Really?

Posted in Christianity tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:30 pm by Lisa Ritchey


John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Acts 14:22  Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

Romans 5:3  And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

Romans 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

2 Corinthians 7:4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

1 Thessalonians 3:4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.

Revelations 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Below you will find the reasoning for it, though:

2 Corinthians 1:3-10
(3) Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
(4) Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
(5) For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
(6) And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
(7) And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
(8) For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
(9) But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
(10) Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

If we never go through more than we can bear, we never need His comfort and love.  Only when we go beyond our natural limits do we experience and thus learn to rely on and trust His SUPER natural protection and provision.

And if we don’t know, how can we tell others?

What are some ways that you have seen His SUPER natural in your life?

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4 Comments »

  1. […] He Will Not Give You More Than You Can Bear. Oh, Really? – Thoughtful. […]

    • Lisa Ritchey said,

      Thank you so much for the link ups and the comments. Great info on your site, too. Am adding you to my blog roll. We gotta get the Word out there! And we will when we all work together. Thanks again!

  2. verlebell said,

    Thanks for being real with God’s Word.
    When I am tried, it helps to remember that my trial is common to others and then to fear only that I would sin not to fear the trial itself. Then the comfort of I Corinthians 10, is that the Faithful One will help me escape from sin. For I can do all things through Him which strengthens me. Without Him I can do nothing but in myself all things are too much.

    • Lisa Ritchey said,

      Preeeeach! lol He is faithful. And I am oh, so grateful for His grace! Thanks for the note. Most encouraging!


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