Sunday, December 18, 2011

Resisting Temptation

This is something that I struggle with every single day. I look around and I see good looking guys, or maybe one day I want to do something that is not what I should be doing. It is so hard for me to resist temptation. I know that this is the reason Satan is here- to lure us into hell by tempting us with things that are our weaknesses. As I have been thinking about this, I've found some verses that really encourage me to stay pure and resist temptations.

"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to us all. 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 endure it." - 1st Corinthians 10:13

"Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word. Reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear you." - Psalms 119:37-38

"Those who are honest and fair, who refuse to profit by fraud, who stay far away from bribes, who refuse to listen to those who plot murder, who shut their eyes to all enticement to do wrong— these are the ones who will dwell on high. The rocks of the mountains will be their fortress. Food will be supplied to them, and they will have water in abundance." -Isaiah 33:15-16

"But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God." - Acts 20:24

We have an amazing God that promises to keep us safe in His hands, and to never, ever, ever let any temptation be too much for us to handle.

In Him,

1 comment:

  1. We all struggle with temptations. Until the day we die we will struggle. But God gives us his word and his promises to keep us in his arms. Just think, Christ was and always will be your first love. And Christ is asking you to wait for human love until the time that he has set for you :)