Monday, June 3, 2013

Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:13

No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.  1 Corinthians 10:13

For years, this verse has been one of my go-to verses when life's struggles seem like too much to handle.  It begins with the premise that whatever is causing my distress is nothing new.  I've heard of this similarity among people referred to as "terminal uniqueness."  That is, we're all unique up to a certain point.  God has seen situations like mine before.  He's handled these situations before.  It's nothing new to him.

The next sentence is a statement of God's faithfulness.  Not only because it begins with the words, "God is faithful..." but also because it says that whatever we're facing, God will help us find a solution, a "way out", that will help us get through it.  I have found many distressing situations made more bearable by starting a course of action.

1 comment:

Ms. Leslie Greene said...

Thank you for writing this. It is a reminder and it is something I needed to read today. God bless you. Ms. Leslie Greene