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Lee Blog: God will never let us go through anything we can't handle! - hmmmm not sure about that!

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How many times have you heard the expression "God will never let us go through anything that we can't handle!"? It's a nice Christian quote (not anywhere in Scripture by the way) and I see where people are coming from: 'all things work for the good of those who love Him' or  there is no temptation that is bigger than God or that He is loving and safe!

All of the above are true but how could God possibly show His power or show us how to have a supernatural faith if He doesn't put us through things that are too much for us?

I can't tell you a story of serious personal attack because of my faith. I can't tell you that I have ever been in a place where I needed supernatural intervening to rescue me from a horrific reality. But the other day I had to stand in front of 15 extremely important people and do a presentation to show that they could trust us with a large sum of their money to do a project in city centre. There have been times when I have stood in front of people and the sweats start, the words in front of me start to make no sense and I look at all these staring faces looking back at me, the fight or flight systems start to kick in and my mind goes totally blank! This was one of those times......

But I prayed and I asked God to give me the strength to do this for His glory and, as soon as I did, the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guarded my heart and mind, I used the energy from the anxiousness to fuel my passion and I gave the presentation of my life!

Now did God let me go through something that I couldn't handle? YES HE DID!!! But it was so that He could show His amazing power! Lord allow me to go through things that are way too big for me so that I and others can see Your power at work in me!

2 Corinthians 12 v 9 (NLT)
"Each time he [Jesus] said  "My Grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness. So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me."

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  • Comment Link Jane Harding Sunday, 04 September 2011 08:54 posted by Jane Harding

    God knows our strengths and weaknesses better than any psychologist - He invented, designed and crafted us! And, being the perfect parent, He wants the best for us. So, when we're faced with a testing, challenging situation, if we trust in Him, He gets us through it, in HIS strength. Matt 11.29 came to mind when I read your blog:
    Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest in your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden light.

    This doesn't mean He gives us an easy life, of course, but it a shared burden/challenge, so with His resources at our disposal, we CAN succeed and overcome. I've been in situations where I've just had to say, 'Over to you, Lord, step in here and HELP!!!!' Praying with a young woman dying of cancer who had no faith, was one. God stood with me and I found the words and the courage which in my own strength, I would have run a mile! He didn't let me down. She died, but in peaceful acceptance that she was going to a loving Father.

  • Comment Link admin Sunday, 04 September 2011 00:07 posted by admin

    Let us always make sure that we are united as brothers in Christ. Biblical theological debate has been going on since Moses but while it is always good to pull scriure apart we must always show unity even if we disagree with each other! I have been so saddened by the way church leaders slate one another in the public eye. If we are not united when we know the truth then why would others want to join us? Love your comments my brother! And although I do not completely agree with you I see that you are a man who wants to know the truth of our Lord and Saviour! God bless you in all you do for his glory!

  • Comment Link Keith Lannon Saturday, 03 September 2011 19:50 posted by Keith Lannon

    Lee hi again.
    Yes read your other two blogs. Keep writing. I just believe that the one I wrote about previously is a faith killer. If I think that God puts me through what I cannot handle - what is the use of a Saviour that does not save? And being able to handle all tests and temptations is part of the package of what he gives us when we get saved. Our minds need to understand what we have, of course, and that's why we have church to teach and preach the fullness of what we have. I am sure you are a great fellah (not being patronising or condescending) but the book tells us that we have His strength as believers to handle anything that comes. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says so. The book of Acts tells us the reality of it with all the floggings and beatings of Christians and things like Paul being left for dead. The Saviour saves. That is the bottom line. If I say he takes me where His grace doesn't reach, I have denied the faith surely.

    Keep writing bro'.

    Keith.

  • Comment Link Jim Downie Friday, 02 September 2011 23:40 posted by Jim Downie

    The quote is a misquote and should rightly be corrected, God will not allow us to tempted beyond our ability to resist. Yet the quote is complete right as a biblical principle. The Spirit abides in the believer, sure we will be asked to do things that in our own strength we could never do [I do it every Sunday morning as I stand before the congregation and open the Word] but we are not and never should be operating in our own strength and that is because like Zerubbabel.....

    Zechariah 4:6
    Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.

    Bless you big man and hope you are settling in and knowing the Lord's leading and strength

  • Comment Link admin Friday, 02 September 2011 23:05 posted by admin

    I love your honesty Keith and what you say is fantastic! Tell me what you think about my other 2 blogs so far!

  • Comment Link Keith Lannon Friday, 02 September 2011 22:48 posted by Keith Lannon

    Lee, Hi,
    1 Corinthians 10 verse 13 is the verse you are looking for and have, of course, proved to be true by the story in your blog. The man in Christ has all things that pertain to life and godliness, said Peter and by the promises which are incredibly great, and through believing them, we can handle what comes. It may seem to you that you are glorifying God to say that you had a situation that was beyond you and then God helped you, but that is exactly the issue, that proves your statement false. God stretches us to respond to scenarios that prior to it happening we may have thought was beyond us. The unknown arrives and we go through it. 1 Corinthians 10 v 13 is activated. As a leader, it seems to me that you have just allowed all who are on the verge of giving up or breaking down a perfect reason to do so. I believe your statement to be unbiblical, and a faith killer to many Christians who may be "weaker" than you.
    Having said that, Love the blog. Keep writing.
    Hope you don't mind, but I read it and felt strongly about it.
    Hopefully your friend
    Keith Lannon

  • Comment Link Dan Blythe Friday, 02 September 2011 18:30 posted by Dan Blythe

    Good stuff mate! Great read.

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