i often hear how hard it is to stay strong when being tempted. How difficult it is to make the “right” choice when facing temptation. Since we had talked some about it here already a few weeks ago, i thought i would follow up with another thought that recently came to me as i read Psalm 119.  When being tempted, we often forget who it is that holds us. You know the One with all the answers and is able to do far more than we could ever think or imagine? Instead, we hold on for dear life as if we have to “go it alone” saying, “i have to remain strong” when Jesus tells us to rely on Him.

The comparison was made to a rollercoaster. You are entirely buckled in yet for many we hold on tight as if by not doing so we would fall out. We “white knuckle it” through life even though the creator of all things say, “I got you!” Then i read Psalm 119.

Psalm 119:9,10 “How can young people keep their paths pure? By guarding them according to what You’ve said. I have sought You with all my heart. Don’t let me stray from any of Your commandments!

The Psalmist gives the answer to life’s question of how by “guard yourselves according to what God has said by seeking Him with your whole heart.” For many they trust God in some things but not all things, God says, to trust Him for all things! Yet, you want to fight temptation head on. Instead, soak yourself in God’s Word; read, pray, meditate. Knowledge really is power!

You are Loved,

cj

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