God Shapes Our Backs To Handle Every Burden!

A burden is best defined as a heavy load or weight and because we live in an evil and wicked world no one is exempt from various kinds of tragic circumstance, hardships loss, pain, suffering and temptation. The deadliest lie ever told is a half-truth and the deadliest half-truth ever spoken was to Adam and Eve (Gen 3:5) and the runner up is when good hearted people say, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” I get it, there’s nothing wrong with encouraging someone going through a tough time. But when God allows burdens for our backs, He shapes our backs for those burdens.” Yes it’s true, “God is faithful and will not let us be tested beyond our strength” (1 Cor 10:13). However, the lie is never found in scripture but in our misguided interpretations . The Corinthians was dealing with sexual immorality, gluttony, and drunkenness. Therefore, this passage is not about God declining to give them more burdens rather, it was about God helping them overcoming their temptation(s). Tweet this, “It’s not that God won’t give you more than you can handle, but that God will help you handle all that you’ve been given.” In Luke 11:9, Jesus says, “Ask and it will be given to you, everyone who asks shall receive!” This passage is preceded by a story about a man who needs something late at night and he goes to his neighbor’s house and bangs on the door. The neighbor doesn’t want to help him at this late hour, but ultimately can’t refuse such a need. Jesus says that if even that neighbor can grudgingly help, imagine how ready God is to help you, a God who loves you. Thankfully, God uses our burdens and turns them into our blessings and ministry so that we are equipped to be a blessing to others!

About Noel Pinnock and Lowell Pinnock

Noel Pinnock is a published author and recognized expert with over 25 years of experience in transforming under performing companies into positions of prosperity and optimum value. He specializes in strategic, operational, and tactical services. As a nationally certified public manager, he has been responsible for overseeing many large-scale organizational transformations. We are #4given, saved by the blood of Christ.
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