1 Corinthians 10:13 – No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.
This is one of those difficult passages for me because I have a hard time seeing God as testing us, as intentionally bringing hardships on us. Moving beyond that issue, this passage reminds us that God’s love for us is steadfast, that God is always there for us.
Gracious and merciful God, whether in our times of trial or our moments of joy, help us to sense your presence at our side. Amen.