This Is Heavy
1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV)
13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
This past year has been a very difficult time, but the above text promises us that God will never allow us to go through something that we cannot handle with His help. The word temptation is translated from the Greek word peirasmos, which means test or trial. Is it possible that your love for God and your trust in Him has been on trial during this difficult time? In order to endure the trials of life, we need proven representation if we are to be exonerated.
Let the reality of your lingering trial of life push you closer to a lawyer, who has never lost a case. His name is Jesus, and He will make a way for you to escape from the perils of your current season. Continue to develop your spiritual formation by employing the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, reading the Bible and assembling for church and your relationship with Jesus, who will place before you an open door, will be stronger.
In Christ Alone,
Dr. Marcus D. Floyd, D.Min.