“No temptation [regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you that is not common to human experience [nor is any temptation unusual or beyond human resistance]; but God is faithful [to His word—He is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability [to resist], but along with the temptation He [has in the past and is now and] will [always] provide the way out as well, so that you will be able to endure it [without yielding, and will overcome temptation with joy]” (1Cor 10:13, AMP)
Generally speaking, life is hard. There are many trials, temptations and obstacles in our way. The devil is wicked and the flesh is weak. Life is hard even for the Christians. We have faith but this faith must be tested to become strong, mature and fruitful. That is why God allows trials to come our way. But in this scripture, we find one of the greatest encouragements in the Bible. There are so many lessons that we should learn before the trials come. In that way, when (not if, but when) the trials come, we are prepared for them and overcome them easier.
The first lesson is that trials come. They are painful and stressful. But we should not be surprised and taken unawares. Secondly, the strategy of the devil that attacks you is predictable. He is not creative. The devil makes nothing new. The way he attacked Adam and Eve, that is how he will attack you. By reading the Bible we find all the ‘secrets’ of the devil and prepare the right defenses against them. The third lesson is that God is there with you in the middle of that trial. God remains faithful to His promises and nature. People and things change but God never changes! “Jesus Christ is the same; yesterday, today and forever” (Heb 13:8). No matter how difficult things may be, God is still good, merciful, all- powerful, all-wise and generous. His grace is greater than all your sins! His power is made perfect in your weakness! His wealth will suddenly manifest in your poverty! His miracles overcome your sickness! God is not a limited weak man like me and you. God is not intimidated by any difficulty you may face. God is forever true to Himself and He shall turn your trial into a great testimony! God will glorify Himself in your life! God will give you the eyes to see the way of escape and the strength to endure the trial without backsliding from the faith.
The way of escape means to see the exit in a dark building. Most men are able to identify the gate, the entrance, the beginning of their trial. For example, they say…’Since I got that sickness, I became weak’… ‘Since I was fired from my job, I became broke’…They see how the problem entered but they cannot see the way it will go away. God promises to show you the way out, the exit door of that trial. The great spiritual lesson is that trials come and go. They do not stay with you forever. Child of God, you shall not always be weak, sick, poor or restless. Say ‘good bye’ to these problems for they shall soon be only a fading memory. Fear not! Jesus Christ is the King of kings and He sits on His throne! He has the last say in all that concern you! Have faith for a mighty deliverance, healing and breakthrough! See the exit of that problem!
“Fear not! Stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will show to you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall see them again no more forever!” (Ex 14:13)