I’ve heard so many Pastor’s and brothers and sisters in Christ who have all the greatest intentions in the world to uplift their fellow brothers and sisters up when down by making this statement “God will never give you more than you can bear”. But is that true? Is that true scripture? I believe the reason behind that statement is to provide hope but that statement can’t be found anywhere in the Bible which if spoken to someone not of faith can be misleading. What does the scripture in relation to that statement really say?
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And 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 that you can endure it.
The scripture says God will not let you be (tempted) behind you can bear. The scripture deals with temptation and within the temptation God will provide a way out but we have to accept his way and put it into practice in order to overcome the temptation.
Misquoting scripture can have a lasting impact on those not familiar with it if we just ignore the truth we know because it may sound good.