My, Devotion to Him #221
Verse Passage: 1 Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” – NIV
We all know that life can at times be hard and situations that we encounter can seem at times to almost overwhelm us.
It is in these days when we might be tempted to throw in the towel, when we are at our end and feel like we can’t give any more fight, because the odds are stacking against us and no end seems to be in sight.
We might feel like we are in a maze, like we are constantly trying to get out but we keep hitting dead ends. It might feel like we are alone and the further we venture into the maze the more weary we become. The longer we search the more worn we become. It might seem as if we are trapped within our circumstances. We might feel helpless because we cannot see any hope inside the situation we are in at that moment.
When thoughts of defeat seek to tear you apart, remember that God has an escape plan with your name on it.
Paul encourages believers with such a timeless and powerful truth. No temptation you or I face is uncommon to humanity. No obstacle, trial, mountain, or roadblock is unique only to you. There have been others before us who have been in these situations. They have gone through and have came out through the other side. God is on your side. Let that sink in for a minute.
Due to God being on your side He has not only created a way out for you but also has given you the endurance to push on. God empowers you to escape. He empowers you to endure. He strengthens you to overcome.
God is a specialist in deliverance. So many times we just expect Him to wave His hands and boom! we are out of that situation. Then we go on and then when we run into another issue we expect Him to wave His hands again, and if it takes longer than we want we get upset or say another quick prayer and then go on about our life once we get out of that situation. Never fully investing in Him and walking in step with Him. Which is truly sad. There is freedom with Him. There is a constant and reliable escape plan for each and every situation we could ever come across and it will always involve Him.
We need to be the ones to turn to Him in prayer. We need to be the ones to pour out to Him. God is never too busy to hear from you or to spend time with His children. So why do we in turn shun Him from our daily? In fact, God craves your presence and enjoys helping out when His children run into trouble. Not to hold it over your head. But does so out of His undying love for you. Isn’t that someone who deserves the same type of love in return?
He’s not asking for your whole day. But He is asking for your heart. For your love. For your commitment. For someone who is constantly giving me a way out of temptation, and constantly saving me from my troubles is someone I believe deserves not only my attention but my love and my time. Someone who is always there when everyone else has left is someone that deserves far more than what we have given.
I usually don’t add a prayer into these devotionals for a personal reason. But I do pray that there would be a revolution within the believers in which the heart is given and not withheld. That within them arises a new burning love for Him. I pray that a generation stands up and unleashes such a powerful aroma of love and commitment for Him that it is captivating to all those around them. I pray we one day steps into an era when the church (all believers) are walking right in step with Him.
Theres a way out of your situation and that’s with Him.
Copyright © 2019 by Jacob D. Olinger