Thursday, May 23, 2019

EmmDev 2019-05-23 [Keeping Going...] The straw that breaks...

The straw that breaks...

Have you ever thought "This is it! I'm going to crack! I'm going to explode! I'm not going to make it!" and then you make it through?
Although God is not the author of trials and temptations, He does have the final say and His promise is that we will never be burdened beyond what we can bear. He will allow the straw that breaks the camel's back!

Sometimes it feels different. Sometimes it feels like we won't make it. Then we find reserves that we didn't know were there, or we get help, or the problem diminishes. God is faithful. Not only does He know our limits, but He also helps us to stand when the limits are being pushed.

So why do some people have breakdowns and why do some give up?
God does not promise that we will never break. His promise is that the test is never too big. The reality of this is that those who do crack have buckled under something that should not have broken them. The problem is that we will need God's help to stand in spite of the pressures that surround us. If we rely on ourselves, our money, or our friends then our potential is not the same as when we rely on God.

Bruce Wilkinson says "Dependence is another word for strength!"

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it      (1Corinthians10:13)