Thursday, December 23, 2010

GOD WILL NOT LET YOU BREAK

Remind yourself that God knows exactly how much you can take, and he will not permit you to reach a breaking point.

Our loving Father said, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

The worst kind of blasphemy is to think God is behind all your hurt and pain, that it is the heavenly Father disciplining you, that God thinks you need one or two more heartbreaks before you are ready to receive his blessings. Not so!

It is true that the Lord chastens those he loves, but that chastening is only for a season and is not meant to hurt us. God is not the author of confusion in your life; neither are you. The enemy tries to hurt us through other humans, just as he tried to hurt Job through an unbelieving wife.

Your heavenly Father watches over you with an unwavering eye. Every move is monitored; every tear is bottled. He feels your every hurt and he knows when you have been exposed to enough harassment from the enemy. He steps in and says, “Enough!” When your pain no longer draws you close to the Lord and, instead, begins to downgrade your spiritual life, God moves in. He will not permit a trusting child of his to go under because of too much pain and agony of soul.

God will lift you out of the battle for a while, right on time. He will never allow your hurt to destroy your mind. He promises to come, right on time, to wipe away your tears and give you joy for mourning. God’s Word says, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).