Yes, You Can Bear It!

1 Corinthians 10:13
Yes, You Can Bear It!
To read the entire context of this scripture, go back and read verses 1-18.  The scripture begins talking about people who became “caught up”, so to speak, in their situations.
Our Attitudes and Opinions
No matter what happens in our lives and we form an opinion and attitude towards the circumstance.  It can be minor or major.  We either like it or dislike it.  Either way, it is our attitudes and our actions that produce the outcome of every situation that we encounter.


I know that that last sentence may have caught you off guard, it’s okay.  Keep reading, I’ll make it clearer as we go on.  You see, just like in the first 11 verses of 1 Corinthians, Chapter 10, the actions of the Israelites placed them in a worse position than they started in.  There are times when we say and do things that place us in in terrible positions and when we look back we realize that there was another way to have handled things.  Verse 6 says, “these things were our examples”.  They continue to be examples for us.
What Can I Bear?
If you are anything like me, you are doing your best to live this life.  With all that you put in (even with room for improvement), it seems as though there are times when everything on earth that can go wrong, just goes WRONG.  What do you do when this happens?  Is this your life now?  If so, what are you doing now?  What did you do the last time your life was in the holding pattern or worse, sliding down into a bottomless pit?
This is where the scripture brings us.  First, in verse 12, we are warned to be careful, because we all have the ability to fall.  We all mess up, we all get it wrong sometimes.  Stop thinking, “I got this”, that thinking will cause you to fall.  Verse 13, tell us that God gives us a way of escape so that you can bear all that you are going through.
That escape is God, Himself.  He is the Great I AM!  The beginning and the end.  He loves you more than anyone on this earth and has a plan for your life so that you succeed, Jeremiah 29:11.
The Point!
Don’t fall in the trap of your situation.  Stop and think about what you are going through.  Don’t argue, don’t get depressed, don’t fight, don’t ignore the situation.  Look to your God, Who has made a way of escape for you.  Does that mean that you won’t deal with the situation?  Of course not.  This means that there is a way for you to deal with the situation and you won’t regret it tomorrow.  You will be able to handle the situation with peace of mind and it won’t overtake you.  The problem will go away in its own time, but it won’t consume you.  When you let God give you your escape the outcome is in YOUR FAVOR, yes, it works out for YOUR GOOD!

Yes, You CAN Bear It!

1 Corinthians 10:13 New Living Translation (NLT)

13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.



Acts 4:29-31
“No Fear”
How is God dealing with you in this area?

These believers had just witnessed Peter and John getting thrown into prison and even though, they were released at this time, the people were afraid of what would happen to them.
They took their problem (their fear) to God and left it right there!  What would happen in our lives if we trusted God with everything that we are unsure about?  How would things turn out if we asked and trusted God for the miraculous to happen in Jesus’ name.
After their prayer the place shook and they were able to proceed with boldness.
I want to see your confidence and your boldness.
Will you give God the issue and trust Him to do the miraculous today?

Acts 4:29-31(NLT)

29 And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. 30 Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

31 After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.

Faith & Patience

We look everywhere for a quick schemes.  Get-rich quick, lose weight quick, learn quick, etc.  We are living in a “microwave” age where we want everything Quick.Fast. and in a Hurry.

We live in a “microwave” age.

In the book of James, the 1st chapter, it’s a lot different.  Here we are told that we are going to experience troubles.  We are told to have joy while we experience these problems because it is a testing of our faith.  Trust is believing and knowing without a shadow of doubt that God will come through.  Faith requires patience.  Patience means wait a while.  The while doesn’t have a timer, it can be fast or slow, but waiting definitely comes with the territory.  It’s important while we faithfully wait to believe and stay focused on the goal.

We absolutely can not be double minded. We must have faith and be patient when we ask anything of God. For example, to ask God for a house, you have to believe God for the house. If you turn around and say, “I’ll never get a house”, you’re faith is not in action. If you ask God to help you and then you do things your own way, this is a lack of patience and it says that you don’t trust God for His perfect way. Every thing in your life takes FAITH and PATIENCE.
James 1:2-8:

2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.


5 Steps to Follow!

Jesus is our perfect example…

Here, in the book of Luke, Christ gives us a wonderful example of how tho go through life. I thank God for what he showed my daughter and me while studying this.

1. Go back home. Return home. Jesus went to Nazareth.

2. Do what you were taught. Go to church. Jesus went to the synagogue.

3. Do what God instilled in you. Work in church. Jesus got up to read.

4. Proclaim what the word of God says concerning you. Jesus read the word concerning His life.

5. Live what the Word says about you. Luke 4:21.

You can’t go wrong declaring and speaking what God has said about you. How do you know what God has said? Read your bible. Jeremiah 1:5, Deuteronomy 28:13, Romans 8:37.

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Luke 4:16‭-‬19 KJV


Don’t Forget!

Recap: Don’t Forget!!

Don’t forget that God is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent. He knows everything, He’s everywhere and HE’S all- powerful. If you haven’t seen what God has promised you, it isn’t because of God. He’s waiting patiently for you to SPEAK the word that He’s promised, BELIEVE the word that He’s promised and LIVE the weird that He’s promised. Our obedience, faith and love for God is the resting place for His promises.

But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
2 Peter 3:8‭-‬9 NLT


Come to Your Senses!

It’s an amazing type of blessing to be able to come to your senses.

We read today a portion of the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15:13-17.

God gives us so many chances. Here, this son makes up his mind to do what He wants to do, like so many of us. He goes out into the world and lives his life, like so many of us. He lives wild and crazy, like so many of us. He finds himself in a situation where he’s broke. We often find ourselves in situations based on how we are living, it can be financial, emotional, physical, health, etc.

The part that just blessed me in this version says, ‘he came to his senses’. I was blessed even further in the KJV where it says, ‘he came to himself’. God gave him a chance to remember who he was.

God does this for us. How many times have you come to your senses? I have countless times. God has given me so many chances. A lot of times I ignored them and like the prodigal son I found myself somewhere I didn’t want to be.

Tonight, I thank God for blessing me with the ability to come to my senses. I thank God! I thank God! I thank God! He’s so good! Who else would keep giving you chances? Who else would welcome you back with open arms? Bless His Name!

“A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living. About the time his money ran out, a great famine swept over the land, and he began to starve. He persuaded a local farmer to hire him, and the man sent him into his fields to feed the pigs. The young man became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the pigs looked good to him. But no one gave him anything. “When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger!
Luke 15:13‭-‬17 NLT