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No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. But God is faithful. He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so you can stand up under it.
1 Corinthians 10:13

Life just isn’t always easy. I so wish that it was.
God doesn’t promise we won’t hit rough spots. Actually, He says we ARE going to.
But, I love His promises.

“except what is common to man”
You are not alone in this. God has given you fellowship with other believers and leaders to encourage you through this issue.
“God is faithful”
He will never leave you or forsake you. He has sent the Holy Spirit to be with you as a comforter.
“beyond what you can bear”
It’s not going to be more than He knows YOU can handle.
“He will also provide a way out”
This is not permanent. There is an end to this season. There will be a peak to the mountain you’ve been climbing.
“you can stand up under it”
I always think of the Greek myth Sisyphus there. He is the mythological figure who has to push a huge rock up a hill. Ironically (or purposefully..) he was the son if the King of Ephyra, also known as Corinth. (As in Corinthians….) I imagine him rolling this huge rock (our struggle) up a hill and then getting to the top and picking it up over his head and literally grunting and roaring in victory!

It is never easy on the journey, but the reward is great when you have reached the top. Be strong. You are not alone- God is faithful. This, too, shall pass. Image

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