God Always Has A Way Out
“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” (1 Cor 10:13; KJV).
The word “temptation “in this verse does involve being tempted to sin but it also includes the broader sense of the tests and trials (pressures, circumstances around us) that come against us every day. So often the devil tries to make people feel that it is only them as individuals that have a particular problem. What’s the matter with me? How come everyone else has no problem with this? But praise God this passage from the apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, goes on to show us that all our tests and trials are common to man, in other words we all experience the same tests and trials.
Even more exciting is the last part of the verse where God says he won’t allow the pressure to get beyond what we can bear and he will provide the way of escape. Not any way but the right way, his way. So often we try to dig our way out of situations with our own efforts, or is that only me that does that? In 2 Cor 12:9, God tells us his grace is sufficient for us and when we are weak, he can be strong in our lives. In other words, when we back off and say God, I can’t deal with this, you are going to have to take care of it, he can come in and show us the way.
Be at peace today and be sensitive to his voice: “casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7). He will show you the way and lift you up. Hallelujah, I think I just preached myself happy.