1 Corinthians 10:13 - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

This is a scripture that even Christians dispute - how much is too much? Can I really lean on a scripture like this, experiencing some of the PAINFUL things that we come through? YES! BUT - it is going to take some FAITH, and some HUMILITY.

Why would God allow BAD things to happen? I suppose that we think God would only be fair to allow GOOD things to happen. Unfortunately, our world is not fair. We all know that. But what is the point? When we come across a BAD thing - something we think is unfair - it will expose the nature of our heart. A humble Christian will HUMBLE himself or herself before the LORD in prayer and worship, realizing that God is truly KING over all things. A proud Christian will fuss about the situation, feeling that they are being treated unfairly. And, of course, a person who is unsaved may deal with situations differently - some take hard situations in stride, realizing that life has a balance of both good and bad, while some may become angry in the midst of the situation.

WHY would God allow these things to happen? They expose our heart - if we recognize that God is in control, we will immediately relinquish our throne of pride and give Him the worship He deserves, whether we are experiencing good or bad situations. 

1 Corinthians 10:13 is a tough pill to swallow - if you are filled with pride. If you think that as a child of God, you are justified to a free ride on a blanket of marshmallow with a slight breeze to make you feel good, you have missed the point! The life of a Christian is a life of transformation, and for God to grow something good in your life, He must first cut away that which is harmful. REMEMBER - we don't always understand what things in our lives harm us. God sees them and knows them, and in His timing, He is faithful to purge us of things that harm us (John 15:2). 

If you are going through a trial, don't faint! Give God the worship He deserves in the midst of the trial, and let Him mold you through it. He will walk with you through it, and in the end, His purposes will be established in your life.


  • 4 years ago


    Amen! ... thanks be to GOD !

    Thanks for the post Brother Smile

  • 4 years ago


    You are welcome Chiemi!

  • 4 years ago


    thanks, bird brain, i really, really, really needed that!!!

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