What Keeps Me Going This Week: 1 Corinthians 10:13


When life is tough — or even when it’s not — I’ve found comfort in the Bible.  My favorite parts change from month to month, week to week, or even day to day.  Honestly, I should read it more than I do, because I’ve also found that life is better when I hang on to its promises and truth.

Here’s the verse that’s speaking to me right now, 1 Corinthians 10:13.

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.

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God gives us the strength to never choose sin.  He always gives us a way out of every situation that is glorifying to Him.

This week, what verses give you strength?

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  • Leslie Wagner

    Amen to that one. I can not tell you how many times I have ask God to help me out with a Temptation that I just knew I was going to follow and did not want to with all my heart. He always helped me out!!! Amen. Thanks for sharing this Bible verse with all of us Bristol. :)

  • melory

    Right on, Bristol!
    Thanks for the reminder.
    Christ was human and He can identify with our struggles.

    Hebrews 4:14-16:
    “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

  • daryl

    Praise the lord.

  • Thomas Hubbard

    Great Scriptures: Bristol you should reads Kenneth E Hagin’s Book – The Believers Authority.
    You can get it through http://www.rhema.org Thats Rhema Ministeries rhema meaning the word of God.

  • melory2

    Bristol, since it is still a bit quiet around here, I thought, how ’bout we use the time to join our sister CeCe Wynans in pouring our praise on Him, like oil from Mary’s alabastor box?

    The room grew still
    As she made her way to Jesus
    She stumbles through the tears that made her blind
    She felt such pain
    Some spoke in anger
    Heard folks whisper
    There’s no place here for her kind
    Still on she came
    Through the shame that flushed her face
    Until at last, she knelt before his feet
    And though she spoke no words
    Everything she said was heard
    As she poured her love for the Master
    From her box of alabaster

    Refrain

    And I’ve come to pour
    My praise on Him
    Like oil from Mary’s alabaster box
    Don’t be angry if I wash his feet with my tears
    And I dry them with my hair
    You weren’t there the night He found me
    You did not feel what I felt
    When he wrapped his love all around me and
    You don’t know the cost of the oil
    In my alabaster box

    I can’t forget the way life used to be
    I was a prisoner to the sin that had me bound
    And I spent my days
    Poured my life without measure
    Into a little treasure box
    I’d thought I’d found
    Until the day when Jesus came to me
    And healed my soul
    With the wonder of His touch
    So now I’m giving back to Him
    All the praise He’s worthy of
    I’ve been forgiven
    And that’s why
    I love Him so much

    Refrain

    And I’ve come to pour
    My praise on Him
    Like oil from Mary’s alabaster box
    Don’t be angry if I wash his feet with my tears
    And dry them with my hair (my hair)
    You weren’t there the night Jesus found me
    You did not feel what I felt
    When He wrapped his loving arms around me and
    You don’t know the cost of the oil
    Oh, you don’t know the cost of my praise
    You don’t know the cost of the oil
    In my alabaster box
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YksTJKm9hQ4

  • melory

    (I have some computer and other difficulties, hope this is not a double post, please delete the other one, sorry for the trouble.)

    Bristol, since it is still a bit quiet around here, I thought, how ’bout we use the time to join our sister CeCe Wynans in pouring our praise on Him, like oil from Mary’s alabastor box?

    The room grew still
    As she made her way to Jesus
    She stumbles through the tears that made her blind
    She felt such pain
    Some spoke in anger
    Heard folks whisper
    There’s no place here for her kind
    Still on she came
    Through the shame that flushed her face
    Until at last, she knelt before his feet
    And though she spoke no words
    Everything she said was heard
    As she poured her love for the Master
    From her box of alabaster

    Refrain

    And I’ve come to pour
    My praise on Him
    Like oil from Mary’s alabaster box
    Don’t be angry if I wash his feet with my tears
    And I dry them with my hair
    You weren’t there the night He found me
    You did not feel what I felt
    When he wrapped his love all around me and
    You don’t know the cost of the oil
    In my alabaster box

    I can’t forget the way life used to be
    I was a prisoner to the sin that had me bound
    And I spent my days
    Poured my life without measure
    Into a little treasure box
    I’d thought I’d found
    Until the day when Jesus came to me
    And healed my soul
    With the wonder of His touch
    So now I’m giving back to Him
    All the praise He’s worthy of
    I’ve been forgiven
    And that’s why
    I love Him so much
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YksTJKm9hQ4

  • http://N/A Nicole

    This comment is not related to this particular post. However, I just want to say that some of your past posts are so frustrating to me because you ALIENATE people. It’s admirable that you would want to take a stance on issues like bullying; but wait a minute, when did “The Left” become the source of all bullying? Why do David Letterman’s “liberal” political views have ANYTHING to do with his jokes against your family? Do only “liberals” make rude jokes? (Uh, Rush Limbaugh, anyone?) I loved your show and on a personal level, I admire your family’s support for one another and sense of humor. But because my own political views happen to lean “to the left,” it appears I must be part of this demon’s club where you seem to automatically place 50% of Americans (or 53% if we’re going by recent election results) who happen to support more “liberal” values on certain issues in our country. Issues which I have given a great deal of thought, and done my homework, as I suspect many of my “liberal” counterparts have as well before forming their views which you so frequently slander.

    What would be wonderful to see from you: be more understanding, be more inclusive. Stop using terms like “liberal” in a degrading way to make people like me feel like my beliefs must be toxic. Stop complaining about insults made to you if you are going to turn around and insult ME with your own jaded stereotypes and accusations. I support family values, freedom, and community just as much as any patriotic American. I can even be found in church on weekends. YES — we “liberals” go to church and love our families, too!!! So how about we all try being FOR each other instead of against?

    • VKKippy

      Well, here is my first post and it is a reply to someone whose political views happen to lean to the left. I think Bristol has been quite balanced in her posts, especially considering how awful she and her family have been treated by liberals. You say you have given a great deal of thought and done your homework to come to your opinions on your views. God help us. If you cannot see that it is the liberal mindset that is absolutely destroying this once great nation, then there is very little hope for you; you have been doing your homework in all the wrong places. God can’t bless America until we put ourselves in the place to receive His blessings, i.e., get rid of abortion, gay marriage, etc. etc. It is the liberal left destroying our country!!

    • Harmony

      Most liberals in media and politics are bullies. It’s like in Islam part of their ideology , read alinsky.

    • jasmine/”hispanicmom”

      Hi Nicole,
      This video might help you to understand where Bristol is coming from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi_KaZ53eDg

      Simply because someone does not agree with your beliefs, does not mean that they are not being “inclusive.” As a former “liberal”, I can tell you that I have not excluded my liberal friends. To the contrary, they have excluded me. I may not believe what they believe, I may not condone what they condone. I have removed myself from specific situations, but I still do my best to be there for them if they need anything. The problem is: they exclude me.
      By the way, in all honesty, have you ever listened to Rush Limbaugh’s show consistently for at least a week? Or do you listen to only clips? Out of context? (It might also be helpful to remember that he uses satire and humor a lot to make his points.)

    • MiddleRoader

      I so agree, Nicole. The folks on this blog who call Bristol and her family “trailer trash” (and worse) should be ashamed of themselves (plus it’s demeaning to decent Americans who happen to live in mobile homes!) We should be able to have reasonable fact-based political discussions. But when Bristol promotes a book about how the Left is “silencing America” and creating a “culture of fear,” she is alienating a large percentage of people, who just happen to have a different point of view. I confess I’d hadn’t heard of the author, Ben Shapiro, before, but I’ve since read several of his columns, and (in my opinion), he’s an extremist. When Sarah Palin uses his book to say, “the ‘tolerant’ left has done nothing but bully, demonize, and judge my daughter Bristol for making the right decision to keep her baby,” I beg to differ. Individuals, comedians, and some pundits, many of whom may be left-leaning but some not (Ann Coulter, for example), have criticized her, but those are individuals’ opinions, and not the “left” as a whole, and they are not “silencing” the other side. And she has the support of some liberals and Hollywood types. Obama himself (whom Shapiro has called the Left’s nr. 1 bully) has defended her. I don’t believe there is any systematic large-scale bullying on either political side that is “silencing” America. That’s why we have Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, right-wing websites, left-wing websites, etc. Let’s call out individual bullies for what they are and celebrate a very unsilent America.

  • G

    Right now for me it’s Jeremiah 29:11:
    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

    And to go with these words: Phillippians 4:13,
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  • Emily C.

    Wow I really needed this. Thanks for standing up for the faith and being a light in this dark world. Praying for you and you’re family!

  • jerry williams

    tnank u bristo u really have the lord in your lofe and he will be with you and your family all ways bless ul


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