God thinks you’re more resilient than you do

God has a pretty high view of you. Sure, he knows you’re a sinner. He’s pretty aware of that fact. But he’s also got a pretty high view of what you can handle.

He’s fine with the suffering you go through, knowing it’s something you can handle and something that will work for your betterment and for the salvation of the world. He also has a pretty high view of your ability to withstand temptation.

No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it (1 Corinthians 10:13, The Message).

If you’re experiencing temptation, it’s because God thinks you can handle it. So, I guess that means you can handle it. Because, well, God’s not wrong.

So, whatever test or temptation you’re facing, remember this: You can handle it, no matter how tough the struggle. God wouldn’t allow it if you couldn’t handle it. And he’s right there as you slog through it. That doesn’t make it any easier. But it reminds me that whatever I’m up against, God knows that things will ultimately be OK and he is with me in the midst of it, guaranteeing things will be OK.