But God- Learn to Trust Him

Greetings,

Continuing on with questions from readers, this one really wasn't as much a question as a comment. "I know God will not put more on us than we can bear, but sometimes I wish He didn't have so much confidence in me!"

But God Image_Color_CrossI know we have all felt this way at times. However, the premise of the statement is a commonly held belief in something that just is not true. The Bible simply does not teach that God will not put more on is than we can handle. This erroneous belief is usually based on 1 Corinthians10:13, which states;

'No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you're able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape so that you are able to bear it.'

This verse is only saying God will not allow you to be tempted to sin. It is not saying He will not allow trials that are more than you can bear. As witness of what I am saying lets listen to what the same writer, Paul, says in 2 Corinthians 1:8&9;

'For we don't want you to be unaware, brothers, of our affliction that took place in Asia: we were completely overwhelmed-beyond our strength- so that we even despaired of life. Indeed, we personally had a death sentence within ourselves, so that we would not trust in ourselves but in God.'

Do you see what is being said here? Our Father wants us to learn to trust Him. Trusting Him is what grows our relationship with Him. As long as I can handle life and its circumstances, I have no need to trust Him. Often without realizing it, I simply trust my own strength and my own wisdom. I don't know about you, but I often need situations bigger than my abilities to remember to trust Him. Coming to an end of my own strength and ability is truly a liberating and lovely place to be. When Paul was in Asia, which was precisely where God had led him to go, Paul found himself in over his head. There he witnessed and was in awe of how God once again was faithful.

The next time we find ourselves in deep water, let's remember that faithful is He who called you and He will continue to complete the good work. He began in you.

Blessings,

Thomas

Thomas@robinsonoutdoors.com

 

If you want to know what someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word ‘but’ …so it is here with…”but God!”“

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past years and months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?” Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. In every new ScentBlocker jacket there is a laminated waterproof pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our business!

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

2 Comments

  • Anna

    What a blessing what u all do! I bought my hubby camo jacket and pants for Christmas and he said look at this tag that was in the pocket. I loved it and I put the tag on my Christmas tree

  • Jason

    No matter how dark it seems at times these days - our Lord's light always shines through!!

    Thanks for all you do Scentblocker Team - -

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