What We Need, Not What We Want

…God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out… 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)

This verse from 1 Corinthians may not say exactly what we’d like it to say, but it does provide great comfort nonetheless.  Of course it would be nice if God wouldn’t give us more than we can handle, but as always, God provides what we need even if it’s not what we want.  God gives us the comfort that He will never let us be tempted without providing a way out.  He leaves us with our free will, as always.  Yet in our temptations, He is with us and promises to point out an exit.  Then it falls on us to make the right choice.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you for always being with me, and thank you for standing with me when I face temptation.  I ask for your help when I face temptation, to turn and accept your help and your way out of those situations.  Thank you, Lord, for loving me and standing beside me all the days of my life.  Amen.