context is important.
These words bang around my head like a rolled up newspaper. I never know when its coming or how hard it’ll hit. I only know it’ll be back to hit me or someone I love again and again and again!
The quote is in the Bible:
1 Corinthians 10:13 (NRSV)
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.
While it is empowering for some, it is a stumbling block for many. This verse is harmful out of context. Blaming rather than empowering victims, challenging them to save themselves! Implying God causes misfortune and requires us to save ourselves.
I’ve heard this misquoted at hospitals, funerals and in…
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