This blog is designed to make you "think". Also to encourage,exhort,edify and "Warn" the saints of God as we see the day of The Lord on the horrizon.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Does God Sometimes Give Us More Than We Can Bear?

Yes He does... contrary to the common myth, and misquotation of scripture, which says "God never gives you more than you can bear"

Could you, or I, have held up alone under what our brother Job had to suffer through?

Do you not think he had more than he thought he could bear?

Is not the loss of a loved one, more than we can humanly bear?

Was not the prospect of death on the cross more than Jesus Christ thought He could bear?
Christ thought His Father had forsaken Him. Jesus Christ was overwhelmed

Matthew 27:46
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, EliEli, EliEli, lamalama sabachthanisabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

David felt he had more than he could bear, and thought that God had forsaken him, David was overwhelmed:

Psalms 22:1
1. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring.

Do not men and women kill themselves daily, because they think their burdens are to much to bear?

Just what does the scripture actually say?

1 Corinthians 10:13-14
13. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
14. Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

This scripture is relating to the temptations that God allows to come our way, or the burdens and trials He allows which seek to destroy our faith. However it is up to us, whether we accept the way of escape that the Lord gives us, or we choose to drown in our own misery, or sin, and curse God, as Job's wife wanted him to do. Job to thought God had forsaken him, Job was overwhelmed.

God tells us to bear one another's burdens, because He knows full well that at times just as in the case of our brother Job, our trials can overwhelm us. Or in the case of Moses who needed the assistance of others that he may continue to intercede for the people.

Exodus 17:11-12
11. And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
12. But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

God is a compassionate God, who cares for us, and we need to care for one another. When given opportunity we need to be willing to bear one another's burdens, because we will all have burdens to bear.

Galatians 6:2
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

We are to pray one for another also, "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much". So we can all be effective in helping alleviate the burdens of others.

If your burden is heavy today saint of God, press in and trust God with every fiber of your being, and He will bring you comfort, He will bring you strength, and He will bring you encouragement. If you submit yourself to Him, He will cause you to rise above the waters!

1 comment:

Bonny said...

Do you know sis, I never thought of it this way before. Yes, you are right. He does give us more than we can bear at times, because then HIS strength carries us, and He does send others to help bear our burdens when we think that we can no longer endure. I know that your words are borne out of experience, and that the Lord is faithful even when we are at the very end of ourselves. Your testimony has given me strength in the past. Love you sis, praise God xxx