Sunday, 4 March 2018

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.

14 comments:

  1. After going through one of those hard times and I look back, I can indeed see how God helped me through it.

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    1. It is so often the case, Happyone, when we look back and realise God was with us all along.

      God bless.

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  2. WELL SAID, Victor!
    Blessings, My Friend!

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    1. Thank you Lulu.

      God bless you and yours.

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  3. To that I say”Amen!!” Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Many thanx Cathy. Wishing you a wonderful time.

      God bless.

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  4. AMEN!!!! LOVE this post.. thank you, every now n then we all need to stop trying to deal with things on our own ( I myself at times do not want to bother Our Heavenly Father and try to deal with things on my own only to fail.) WE ALL (Nations wide) need to turn to God on EVERYTHING no matter how big or small

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  5. A beautiful post and such an amazing promise for us all!

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