Finding Hope in Every Hurt (24 of 42) by Rick Ferguson
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Finding Hope in Every Hurt
True or False: Let me begin today with a TRUE or FALSE question. True or false...
"GOD WILL NEVER PUT MORE ON YOU THAN YOU CAN BEAR."
Is that statement true or false?
I believe it is a false statement. In fact, sometimes God does put more burden and suffering on us than we can bear in order to bring us to the end of ourselves and into a deeper relationship of trust and dependence on Him.
Would you agree that it is the natural, human tendency of most of us to ignore God and neglect our relationship with Him as long as things are "under control" and life seems to be running smoothly and successfully for us?
But let a crisis come into our lives... Let something bad happen to us over which we have absolutely no control and what is the first thing we do? We come running to God and begin to really seek Him
And so it is for this reason that God sometimes will allow, even orchestrate exacting, painful burdens for us that are terrifying to go through so He can break us of our self-sufficiency and trust Him alone to be our strength.
NOTE: The reason so many people say that God will never put any burden on you that is greater than you can bear is because they are misrepresenting a verse of scripture in 1 Corinthians 10:13...
Text: 1 Cor 10:13
• This verse does not say that God will not give you any "Burden" that is greater than you can bear... But He will not give you any "Temptation" that is greater than you can bear.
• And that is true... God will never allow a temptation to come you way that is greater than you can bear and overcome in the power of the Holy Spirit.
• However, He may indeed allow a series of terrifying, and agonizing problems to come into our lives in order that He might accomplish brokeness in us and drive us to a deeper knowledge and trust of Him.
EX. Read 2 Corinthians 1:3-1 ...
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