-There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Sometimes the man or woman of God can grow weary and/or become deeply discouraged because of the overwhelming evil in the world and/or because he perceives that God has given him a burden that has become too heavy to bear.
Now Scripture reminds us that God will not put more on us than we can bear, so we can remain confident that God will always send help or provide support to he, whom God has equipped for service!!
Look at Jesus, when he was in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was nearly having a nervous breakdown, as he prayed and pleaded with his friends to wait and watch with him.
–And He said to them, My soul is exceedingly sad (overwhelmed with grief) so that it almost kills Me! Remain here and keep awake and be watching. (Mark 14:34)
Wow!! Even Jesus became overwhelmed during his ministry, but God sent Help!!
–Saying, Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but [always] Yours be done. And there appeared to Him an angel from heaven, strengthening Him in spirit.(Luke 22:42)
God sent an angel to come to Jesus to encourage and strengthen Him…And Praise God Jesus, Our Lord and Savior, Who was both Our High Priest and Prophet, continued on to finish The Work of God!!
Now let’s look At these 3 additional prophets, who also felt overwhelmed, very much like Jesus while in service to God!!
Their souls were vexed and they too felt overwhelmed with grief, so much so that they would rather die!!
Can you identify the 3 prophets below who, in times of strenuous strain, preferred for God to take their lives, rather than continuing on to complete their assignments??
- _________________________said, “Therefore now, O Lord, I beseech You, take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.”
- __________________________said, “And if this is the way You deal with me, kill me, I pray You, at once, and be granting me a favor and let me not see my wretchedness [in the failure of all my efforts.”
- ___________________________said, “He said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am no better than my fathers.”