1 Corinthians 10:13, “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.”
The word “tempted” is the Greek word peirázō, and is defined by Strong’s Concordance to mean, “to test (objectively), i.e. endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline.” This scripture teaches that we will have tests (trials), but no trial will be too hard.
Consider James 1:2, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.” The Greek word trials is from the same root word as tempted in the 1 Corinthians 10:13 verse. But James tells us to be joyful when we experience tests. That’s a tough one. Why should we be joyful when we are suffering?
James answers that question in the following two verses, James 1:3,4 “knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” It is through trials that we develop faith in God. We learn to wait on Him and determine that His will is the best outcome. We learn to pray as Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane, “…not my will but thine, be done,” Luke 22:42. Hebrews 5:8, “Although he (Jesus) was a son, he learned obedience through the things he suffered.”
Let us remember Hebrews 13:5,6, “…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”