Thought for the Day #348
†13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.
Many Christians feel overwhelmed by the many attacks, and temptations that Satan brings our way. You may become very weary from barrages of opposition that confronts you.
Donít believe those who declare that your battle over the carnal things of this world, and the spiritual opposition that you face is because you have sinned, or lost your faith.† This could be true.† You know whether it is or it is not.
Actually, these kinds of battles most often come to those who are serving the Lord diligently.† They are living in faith.† They keep themselves dedicated and sanctified unto the purposes of God.† Yet, the enemy is always trying to defeat them in their walk of righteousness.
Remember that Satan doesnít bother those who are no threat to him.† It is the active, Spirit filled, walking in faith and obedience Christian, that gets bombarded with lying temptations and trouble.
Rejoice that God considers you strong enough to handle the situation.† Remember, you have power over the enemy in Jesus name.† There is no temptation or situation that God will allow to come against you that you cannot overcome victoriously. He will deliver you through it or deliver you from it. He will never allow more to come upon you than what you can handle.
My loving Heavenly Father, I am so overwhelmed with opposition, and trouble.† Even my sanity is being tested, and unsavory temptations are constantly before me.† Help me to remember your promise.† Give me strength to endure and to conquer my adversary. I know that You will help get me through all of this, for your word is true and you are always faithful. I pray in the name of Jesus, your only begotten son. Amen.