No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 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 stand up under it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
Carnal desires gain strength by indulgence, therefore should be checked in their first rise. Nothing in Scripture is written in vain; and it is our wisdom and duty to learn from it. Others have fallen, and so may we. God has not promised to keep us from falling, if we do not look to ourselves. To this word of caution, a word of comfort is added. Others have the like burdens, and the like temptations: what they bear up under, and break through, we may also.
God is wise as well as faithful, and will make our burdens according to our strength. He knows what we can bear and will make a way to escape; he will deliver either from the trial itself, or at least the mischief of it. We cannot fall by temptation, if we cleave fast to him. Whether the world smiles or frowns, it is an enemy; but believers shall be strengthened to overcome it, with all its terrors and enticements. The fear of the Lord, put into their hearts, will be the great means of safety.
To intercede with this Promise – not to be tempted beyond what you can bear.
It is comforting to know that when we intercede for somebody who is under strong temptations, that God won’t push him beyond his limits. We can trust and rely on that, because God is faithful and will make our burdens according to our strength – not beyond it. This promise is not only for carnal temptations, but also for any difficulty we may experience and feel it is just too much to bear.