God lets us go through things that are “more than we can bear”…but why?

I think people misuse or misunderstand the scripture that says God will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  I’ve heard many times by Christians, a “translation” they make up or think it states: “God will not give you more than you can bear”… meaning, in terms of suffering, hardships and trials.  The Bible doesn’t state that. It’s clearly about being tempted. I can think of people who’ve had close friends and relatives suffer beyond what they thought was possible…& even die, who have asked God to heal them and died anyway, who have asked Him to deliver them from extremely difficult family situations…like I have no idea how a mother can take care of deaf & blind tripplets…or handle any sort of molestation from a family member.

Many times, God, who has the power to raise the dead, has answered the prayers of those who suffer. I can just see him saying, “Wait my child, I will be here every step of the way. Rely on my strength, not your own.”

Times like this can make you spiral downward fast, or force you to have greater faith, to pray like never before, &  to die to yourself more every day.

2 Cor. 1:8-11

We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through…we were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us. And you are helping us by praying for us. Then many people will give thanks because God has graciously answered so many prayers for our safety.


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