God Understands the Temptation We’re Facing

Author: Emily Acker — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: February 12, 2022

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God Understands the Temptation We're Facing

“I wish God understood how hard this is for me,” you whisper. You’re trying to live right, but the temptation to do wrong is really strong. “This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do.” In the book of Hebrews, we are told that we serve a God who understands our weaknesses and our temptations—Jesus is a human, and He faced everything we do. As His forgiven followers, we serve a God who knows just what we are going through and just how hard it is to do what’s right. We serve a God who knows that there are things all around us that are trying to pull us away from our faith and away from God’s good ways. We serve a God who invites us to come close to Him to receive the help we need to resist temptation, and grace when we mess up. We are told to get close to the One who was tempted but still did not sin. The One who loves us so much that He suffered and died to forgive our sin. The One who rose again because He is more powerful than sin and death, and He wants us to be with Him forever. Until Jesus returns to earth, there are always going to be temptations around us, but God sees us even in those times when we are tempted. He understands, and He cares. And He wants to help. • Emily Acker • What temptations get to you the most? Do you feel like God understands what you are facing? • Who are trusted Christians in your life who you can be honest with about the temptations you are facing? How can you remind each other of Jesus’s love and the power He gives us to resist temptation? For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Hebrews 4:15 (NIV)


Read Verses:

1 Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 4:13-Hebrews 4:16