Can You Trust Him?
As we reflect the Year of 2015, there are certainly many things to be grateful for. Our God was so Faithful and Good. He always has been, and He always will be. Hebrews 13:5 (Amp.) says, “… be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]”
Some would say, “Oh, I know, Charlotte, I have a lot of problems, but God will not put more on me than I can bear.” However, that statement isn’t true and is not found in Scripture. Many Christians make that statement based upon 1 Corinthians 10:13. Here is what it really says, “For no temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin), [no matter how it comes or where it leads] has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man [that is, no temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance and that is not adjusted and adapted and belonging to human experience, and such as man can bear]. But God is faithful [to His Word and to His compassionate nature], and He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure, but with the temptation he will [always] also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place), that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently. Therefore, my dearly beloved, shun (keep clear away from, avoid by flight if need be) any sort of idolatry (of loving or venerating anything more than God)” (1 Cor. 10:13&14 Amp.) God does not lay temptation or trial before us. James 1:13 says, “Let no man say when he is tempted (tested or tried), I am tempted (tested or tried) of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.” Do testing and trials come to us? “Yes.” Does our Lord observe how we deal with them? “Yes.” …But He does not do it! Our loving heavenly Father does not allow the enemy to bring more our way than our God has not empowered us by His Holy Spirit to endure and to escape. Did you get that? He says that “with the temptation (testing and trial), He [always] also provides the way out (the means of escape to a landing place…)” Wow! If an airplane is in trouble, the pilot searches for a landing place. We may experience trouble, but we are promised a landing place. Don’t give up!
The Christian people who believe that God is “putting things upon then”, why do they even pray for deliverance? God does all things well. How can we walk in faith toward God if we believe that He is the Author of temptation, testing, and trials? You can’t. How can I trust the Lord, believing that He puts trouble on me? I couldn’t. I am here to tell you that the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost is always Good, and you can surely trust Him... Amen! (to be continued)