Saturday, 16 July 2016

Testing ... Testing ...


Read this bit from St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians a couple of times. 

“Every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people. But God keeps his promise, and He will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time you are put to the test, He will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out”. (1 Corinthians Chapter 10 Verse 13).


Let us now consider what St Paul is saying. God will not allow you to be tested beyond your power of endurance; or your tolerance level.


Let’s face it – God is not in the business of losing His followers. Those devoted to Him. It does not further His cause one bit if His own followers are so tested by the world’s evils that they loose their Faith in Him. This is contrary to His love for us. He will not allow us to just perish.


Remember also what Christ said about the shepherd who would rather leave ninety-nine sheep in a field and go looking for the one that is lost until it is found. He concludes: “There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine respectable people who do not need to repent”. (Luke Chapter 15 - Verses 1 – 7).


So when you’re in difficulty and troubled beyond belief, remember that God will not let you down. He will not let you be pushed to your breaking point.


Just pray and praise Him over and again, that He is still in control of the situation, however bad it seems to you, and He will provide you with a way out.

6 comments:

  1. "Nothing new under the sun" immediately came to mind, Victor. That and the fact that Jesus understands every temptation and trouble we encounter. Thank you for the reminder "He is our provider."
    Blessings!

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    1. That's right, Lulu. He is our provider; if we trust Him enough.

      God bless you.

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  2. What an encouraging post, Victor! You will never know how much I appreciate it and thank you for your obedience to Him. I hope all is well with you, and may God bless you abundantly for the encouragement you are to my family and me.

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    1. I am so pleased, Cheryl, that you found this post helpful. When life is difficult, as it sometimes is, we should feel confident that He will help us out if we ask Him.

      God bless you and yours.

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  3. This is a great reminder, Victor. Next time I am in a tough situation, I will remember that the Lord would not have put me there if He did not feel I could get out of it. God Bless you!

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    1. This is often a good reminder for me too, Michael. It helps me keep going on.

      God bless you.

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