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When people say that  "God only allows as much as you can handle"  in a "trial," what verse(s) in the Bible do they frame this statement around?



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1Corinthians  10:13  No temptation has taken you but what is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but with the temptation also will make a way to escape, so that you may be able to bear it.



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When people say that  "God only allows as much as you can handle"  in a "trial," what verse(s) in the Bible do they frame this statement around?

yes, as Hippie said I Cor. 10:13 is the verse they go to.  But it isn't saying that God only allows as much as you can handle.  If that were the case, God would not need to provide a way of escape.  God always allows us to undergo more than we can handle so that we will turn to Him.   If he only allows as much as I can handle, then I handle it and He doesn't.   In short it is a misinterpretation of that verse.



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The idea of a hedge around a believer is in Job 1:
9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath [is] in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

By this, I take it to mean that our trials are "father-filtered".

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When people say that  "God only allows as much as you can handle"  in a "trial," what verse(s) in the Bible do they frame this statement around?

 

yes, as Hippie said I Cor. 10:13 is the verse they go to.  But it isn't saying that God only allows as much as you can handle.  If that were the case, God would not need to provide a way of escape.  God always allows us to undergo more than we can handle so that we will turn to Him.   If he only allows as much as I can handle, then I handle it and He doesn't.   In short it is a misinterpretation of that verse.

 

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Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 1 Peter 1:6-7

 

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When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43:2

 

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As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. Psalms 42:1

 

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I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. John 14:18



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1 Corinthians 10:13 you can also look up Joshua 1:6,7,9 for strenght 



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Teyla, If don't know if you have heard of the Apostle Paul before. He wrote most of the New Testament, and he suffered many things as a Christian, probably more than any except for Jesus.

Here is a couple scriptures that give us some insight into his troubles he experienced.

 

2Co 1:8  We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.
2Co 1:9  Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.  (NIV)
 

Here we see a Christian who was going through so much pressure and troubles in his life, he thought for sure it was his last day on earth. But, then he says, All these things happened so he would not trust in himself, but in the living God.

Sometimes we will find ourselves in similar circumstances that we see no way out. Our only option is to trust in God for his strength, and believe he will make a way to escape. Sometimes he will just give us the ability to endure, when all our human strength is gone.



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The idea of a hedge around a believer is in Job 1:
9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath [is] in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

By this, I take it to mean that our trials are "father-filtered".

Job had yielded himself to the devil and tore a hole in his own hedge of protection by fear:

 

Job 3:25-26 KJV
(25)  For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
(26)  I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.
 
Job had put faith in the devil's ability to steal, kill and destroy in his life; God through mercy limited what the devil could actually do in spite of Job's yielding his life to the devil through fear
 
Jas 1:16-17 KJV
(16)  Do not err, my beloved brethren.
(17)  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
 
only good things come from God; and He does not vary from this
 
Jas 1:13-15 KJV
(13)  Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
(14)  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
(15)  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
 


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 i apologize Persuaded; i didn't need to quote your post to make the point.  please forgive me. 






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