I’ve heard that God doesn’t give you more than you can handle. However, that isn’t in the Bible. Last year our lead pastor taught on this. The verse really says:
1 Corinthians 10:13
New International Version (NIV)
13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be temptedbeyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
What we so mistakenly think the verse says is that through our own strength we can overcome. In reading the actual verse, it says that God is faithful and he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. If you are tempted, he’ll provide a way out …
So why am I bringing this up? Well I’ve got quite a bit on my mind, on my task list and in my heart. Now I have more of those things, as I was in an accident today. Everyone is going to be okay. Right now, I’m experiencing the after shock. I’m feeling like a zombie as it doesn’t seem real even though I know it was.
But as difficult as all this is, I was blessed with amazing people at work. They were there for me once I finished my statement and all that had to be done. They were there to hold me even in the blistering heat. They were there to fold me into their arms to comfort me. They were there with a glass of cold water and a cold towel to help cool down my body. They were there ready to do whatever I needed or get whatever I needed, I just needed to tell them. But the best part was they were there to pray over me. To lift me and the other person up to God and lay us at His feet for His guidance, peace, strength, comfort, grace & mercy.
In my literal mind, I was in His throne room at His feet with all my friends around me interceding in prayer to our Father. There was no temptation, however, I was suffering (maybe still suffering) from shock, sadness, guilt, but God had me encircled by these people who are not just co-workers, but close family. This was God’s way out for me, so I could endure what I’ve experienced today.
I’m thankful that I have tomorrow off and have a day to settle down. I have an advantage as I was given signs to look for and tools to use when I’m spiraling out of control in my thoughts.
I not only love my job, but I LOVE the people I am privileged to spend 8+ hours a day with. Thank you God for all of them.