No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. – 1 Corinthians 10.13
This is one of those verse that I have really had to grow into. It is not one that I have accepted from the very start, believed it by faith, and moved on. It is a area that I have had to learn by errors, mistakes, confusion, and even some tears.
We are going to face temptations, or trials as we put it sometimes. At times these are temptation where we are being tempted to sin. Other times we have trials that test us and tempt us to give up on God. We just don't think we can think we can make it any longer.
The old saying goes 'God won't give you more than you can handle.'
That sounds good and it is sort of true but it misses a key element. God will allow us to see all kinds of trials and temptations.
They will come and they may very well be more than we cna handle.
But they won't be more than He can handle.
We face those things but God goes through them with us holding our hand and guiding us through them. We aren't facing them alone. He is always there. He knows our path. He knows our heart. And he knows the escape route.
We can bear it. Not because it is not heavy or God cuts a break, but because He guides us through and carries the load for us.
The sooner we learn to follow our guide and our burden bearer the better we will be.