Many times in life we fall into many temptations, which are hard to resist. But isn’t it wonderful when we do resist? We know it wasn’t us that made this happen but because we trusted in one thing and one thing only and that is God. In those moments, where we know our faith is being put to the test, we prayed that the Lord would lead us from temptation and He did just as we asked. Praise the Lord! He is so good to those who just ask in His Name. We learn patience the more we trust in God and not give in to the temptations of the evil one. James taught this also in his book, even in chapter 1, and said, “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” (James 1:1-4) These words are true. Lean upon God when temptations, trials, and tribulations come. Only God can give you wisdom and lead you on His path of righteousness.
In regards to prayer, James said the following, “if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:5-8) And here we learn about wisdom that only comes from God. We can learn a lot from people in the world, but if it isn’t in regards to God’s truth it doesn’t do anything for us in the long run. For this reason, we need to learn the importance of building treasures in heaven and not the things on earth. That is why we come to God for wisdom and understanding. Only He knows our circumstances and is also willing to lead us far from danger. Now, when we ask, we can’t be on the fence about things, but be all in with our questions. Then, will God see our heart and know we are earnest in receiving from His hands. The truth is, God loves you and so do I. Seek His hand and you shall be blessed.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I come to You now for wisdom. You know my circumstances and I need You to help me. Temptations are real and are before me daily. Therefore, I ask that You will lead me far from the enemy. Don’t allow me to fall victim to Satan’s power. With you in my life, He will not prevail again. I trust that with You lifting me up, that I am able to do all things. Nothing can stop me now. You have my back and I am strong. Thank You, God. It is my prayer that You make every form of sin ugly and disgusting in my sight. Help me to rather throw up than go down the path’s darkness. The things of the past, of which held me bound, don’t mean anything to me now. Instead, You mean everything to me. It is my prayer that You build me up with Your armor. I love the words of the Bible, for they are Your words piercing my heart and soul when I read. You do speak to me through Your words and I am so grateful. But the best part is when I can pray. Your presence is amazing and to learn from You as I simply ask things is awesome. I trust in You, Lord. I love You so much, God. Lead me all the days of my life. Amen.