Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Saturday, November 19, 2011

day 153: Temptation

1 Corinthians 10:13
But remember that the temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience.  And God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can't stand up against it.  When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you will not give into it.


The old saying goes, "God won't give you more than you can bear."

Well, that isn't exactly in the Bible.

What *is* in there is that God won't let you be tempted past what you can stand up against.

So, that, of course, means we will be tempted.  And sometimes it feel like you are being tested a lot.  Sometimes it would be so easy to give up. Sometimes you don't even know what you are going for. Sometimes it seems like God had completely forgotten about you. 

That is a lot of sometimes. 

God has given you the tools to use when life goes crazy... when you can't make sense of it... when things happen that you can't understand.  We will be tempted.  If you know that for certain, then when the temptations come along, those "what did I do to deserve this" thoughts don't run through your head.  The answer is you didn't do anything.  Things happen.

But God will/has given you the tools to conquor these situations.  He had led you through up to now for a reason, and he has let you get through this 'temptation' to prepare you for another one in the future (but that's ok. It will all be ok.)

God will never allow you to be tempted past what you can handle.  He will give you the tools to get through it.  Don't forget that.  And don't give up.

God Bless You :)


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