Saturday, April 19, 2014

1 Corinthians 10:13

1 Corinthians 10:13 – 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.

We all face temptation, we all have struggles and we have all fallen into sin at one time or another. One of the devils tricks is to try and make you feel alone. If he can get you to believe you are alone in your struggle, that no one else has gone through what you are going through, he has already won. All the enemy has are lies and if we start falling for them we begin to lose the strength we have in Christ.
If the enemy gets you to believe that no one would understand what you are going through then you will cut yourself off from others. His plan is to divide and conquer. The Bible says that he roams around like a roaring lion; seeking those he can devour (1 Peter 5:8). Lions prey on the one who have strayed from the herd. Our enemy knows that we have strength in numbers and once we get in unity with other believers he will not be able to touch us.
So this verse is a reminder to us that there is no struggle, no temptation and no sin that is not common. Satan cannot create anything; he can only pervert what God has already created. He is using the same tricks he used in the garden as he is using today. We’re all hit with the same lies and deception.
So whatever you are going through remember that you are not alone. There are others going through the exact same thing. And besides that we know that God is with us. He is always with us; protecting and watching over us. God knows what you can handle and we have this promise that tells us He will not allow more to come our way that what we can bear.
When you are facing something know this: God knows you can overcome it. And on top of that, He has already given you a way out. If your focus is on Him you will not only see that you can overcome, but you will also see the way out that God has already provided.

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