This past Sunday, Pastor Matt continued his series with “That’s So Cliché: God Doesn’t Give You More Than You Can Handle”. In his message he spoke on how God is not the author of temptation in our lives and when we are tempted by the Enemy, God always provides a way out.
As believers, we must know where our strength to stand firm on the Truth lies. It’s not in our own discipline, which can fail, but in the One who never fails. We can have real hope in the midst of temptation, not mere wishful thinking, so we can be bold. Christ has given us the example to look to God’s Word when we are faced with temptation, which is why it’s so important for us as believer’s to KNOW the Word of God…so as not to be tossed to-and-fro by our circumstances.
As we grow in our understanding of who we are in Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, true hope abounds—Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 15:13).
If you find yourself struggling with temptation and fear the destruction that could follow, know the source is not from God (2 Tim. 1:7) and stand on the Truth that He will lead you through it (Rom. 5:1-5).