Day 23 - God Understands Your Temptations

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
Matthew 6:13 

You’ve 
taken 
on 
too 
many 
responsibilities 
and 
now 
you’re 
scrambling 
 to 
get 
it 
all 
done. 
People 
are 
not 
cooperating. 
Your 
stress 
level 
is 
rising 
 even 
as 
your 
mood 
is 
deteriorating. 
Success 
looks 
doubtful. 
Ever 
been 
 in 
this 
place?

To 
make 
matters 
worse, 
because 
of 
your 
busyness 
you 
haven’t 
taken 
 time 
out 
to 
make 
sure 
you’re 
approaching 
the 
situation 
with 
God’s 
 perspective. 
Just 
when 
the 
external 
pressure 
is 
greatest 
your 
inner 
 strength 
is 
waning. 
There’s 
a 
lesson 
here: 
people 
have 
a 
tendency 
to 
 lower 
their 
spiritual 
guards 
in 
stressful 
situations.

The 
good 
news 
is 
that 
when 
we 
find 
ourselves 
in 
tempting 
places—no 
 matter 
what 
the 
source—we 
have 
someone 
to 
whom 
we 
can 
turn. 
 He 
understands 
our 
weaknesses 
and 
promises 
to 
help 
us 
if 
we’ll 
cling 
 to 
him. 
God 
is 
the 
ultimate 
preventive 
measure 
against 
falling 
into 
 temptation.

God’s Promise to Me
•You 
can 
pray 
for 
my 
help 
to 
avoid 
temptation.

My Prayer to God
Lord, 
I’m 
grateful 
that 
I 
can 
turn 
to 
you 
to 
avoid 
temptation. 
Help 
me 
 trust 
your 
leading 
and 
learn 
from 
your 
roadblocks. 

teddy allen

2010 Gingerwood Pl, Fairfield, CA, 94534, United States