Saturday, November 26, 2011

God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle....Really?!?!

Today, I was thinking about the verse where God says that He will not give you more than you can handle.  The exact verse is the following:

1 Corinthians 10:13

13 No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

There have been times in my life where I was so upset with God.  I would cry out and say, "You told me that You would not give me more that I can handle.  Why aren't You doing something?"  There were so many times when I would just cry.  I have to say that God did honor His word.  He took care of me and my mother.  He brought us jobs when we needed them.  I won't say that we didn't have our moments where we were terrified.  I won't say that we still don't have our challenges.  I can say that He always found a way for us to endure throughout our trials.

Keep the faith!!!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

God Never Promised That Things Would Be Easy...But He will Always Be With You

It's easy to say, "God why did You allow this or that to happen."  Isn't it?  Life can seem unfair most of the time and fair doesn't seem to come around that often.  I know I've asked God, "Why?" so many times.

This weekend, I went to get an oil change.  I noticed that my car was jumping a lot as I drove.  At times, I thought my car wouldn't go forward.  I was afraid that my transmission was going.  I was so scared.

Well...I got my oil change, and they told me I needed my radiator flushed as well.  It was an added expense, but I thought it was well worth it, because winter is just around the corner.  The guy who was working on my car asked me to look at something under my hood.  I have to admit that my heart sunk upon hearing this.  It turns out that my spark plugs were defective.  You could see a spark jumping back and forth between the wires.  This young guy who was working on my car took pity on me.  He drove me to the car parts store, where I was able to get his discount on the wires.  He then changed my wires for $15.  PRAISE THE LORD!!!

My point in sharing this with you is to show that God was with me.  I had someone to work on my car, and I was able to afford it.  This is a perfect example of how God never promised that things would be easy or that nothing bad would happen, but He did promise that He would be with you through your trials. 

Psalm 16:8 "I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me."