1 Corinthians 10:13
And God is faithful.
He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand.
When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
Alright, there you have it.
Read it again.
We won't be tempted more than we can handle.
God will always make a way out.
It's a great verse of hope in the face of temptation.
And it also doesn't leave us with a leg to stand on if we yield to the temptation.
Here it is in other translations, but I gotta warn ya – they all say the same...
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].
The only temptations that you have are the same temptations that all people have.
But you can trust God.
He will not let you be tempted more than you can bear.
But when you are tempted, God will also give you a way to escape that temptation.
Then you will be able to endure it.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.
God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability,
but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape,
that you may be able to endure it.
(J B Phillips)
No temptation has come your way that is too hard for flesh and blood to bear.
But God can be trusted not to allow you to suffer any temptation beyond your powers of endurance.
He will see to it that every temptation has a way out,
so that it will never be impossible for you to bear it.
No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face.
All you need to remember is that God will never let you down;
he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit;
he’ll always be there to help you come through it.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.
And God is faithful;
he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.
But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Any temptation you face will be nothing new.
But God is faithful,
and He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can handle.
But He always provides a way of escape
so that you will be able to endure and keep moving forward.