Today : Overcoming Temptations
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. I Corinthians 10:13 (The Message Bible)
Life is hard. It is easy to be tempted to take the easy way out. Easy to complain. Easy to give up. But what a slippery slope we walk on. Lying, cheating, substances, gambling. These are the temptations we hear about the most. But what about the temptation to hate, become depressed or ungrateful? You see, we are all tempted to behave in a way we shouldn’t. What’s your temptation? Do you feel hopeless to overcome? Are you in total denial? Whatever your temptations are today, God knows and is waiting for you to come to Him for help. “He will never let you be pushed past your limit; He will always be there to help you come through.” Call on Him today.
Dear Father, You know the temptations I face. I have been in such denial. I have felt so helpless at times. I can’t do this life without You. Thank You for promising that You will always be there to help me. Help me today. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ Your son, my Savior.
TODAY’S AFFIRMATION & MEDITATION
I have God’s help to overcome temptations
Quiet yourself before God. Now focus on a recent time that you struggled with a temptation. Focus on how it started. Go to the place where you could have stopped, where there was still time to get out. Visualize Jesus coming into the scene at that point. Ask Jesus to speak to you. Ask Him to explain how He can help You. Ask Him to help you with the deeper issues that are behind the temptation. Pray, “Lord Jesus, speak to me the truth about this temptation. He me overcome it.” Visualize Jesus helping you resist the temptation. See it happening. Believe that it can be so. Ask God to make this a reality in your life. He will always be there to help you come through.