1 Corinthians 10:13
No testing has overtaken you except ordinary testing. But God is faithful. He will not allow you to be tested beyond your ability, but when he tests you, he will also bring about the outcome that you are able to bear it.
Dear Heavenly Father,
When we read these words, we realize the love that You have for us; especially when we are being tested; it is good to know that You limit these tests to only what we can handle. When they come at us, they stretch us because we must turn to You and ask for help during those times. You bring about the desired outcome; our rough edges are cleaned off, and we are polished, ready for eternity.
During this life, we depend upon You; You provide us the food to eat, water to drink, and air to breathe. Then you also sustain us no matter what life brings to us; like Job, You limit every trial that comes our way. All the while, there are many times we will fall into the temptations that come our way, and we sin. We thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to us; He suffered our punishment upon the cross and has forgiven our every sin. That does not give us a free pass to sin, but a peace knowing that when we are loveless towards You and others, You have already forgiven us for Jesus’ sake.
Sometimes we might think these tests are more significant than us and what we can bear, so thank you for knowing our limits and stretching us each day. We pray that through faith, we will turn from our sins, lay them at the foot of Jesus’ cross, and ask for your forgiveness. Please send us your Spirit so that we know we have complete forgiveness for every sin; give us the strength and resolve to forgive those who have sinned against us.
Some believers have yet to know and trust you. Grant us opportunities to direct them to the cross as you prepare them, so they will also believe in Jesus as their Savior and have eternal life. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
When testing comes your way, we ask God to sustain us through the challenge. Realize we are like a tin can in a trash heap that God has selected as being valuable to him, so each trial is a way of polishing you a little more to prepare you for his kingdom.