Posted by: Lisa | December 6, 2012

Temptation

To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
I trust You, let me not be disappointed;
do not let my enemies triumph.
Those who hope in You shall not be disappointed,
but only those who wantonly break faith.
(Psalm 25:1-3)

If I were given the task of designing a challenging temptation for myself, I couldn’t begin to match the one I now face. Mostly I stare at the situation, dumbfounded. Sometimes I feel terrified by it; sometimes I just laugh because of its brilliant perfection. Karma….

No, I don’t think God leads us into temptation – or if He does, it’s for our own good, to test our strength, to help us see if we’ve learned any real lessons from our mistakes. Do we trust Him? Do we get our strength from Him – or try to rely on ourselves?

Near the ecstasy there is always agony.  (My past faulty coping mechanisms were starving, hitting and cutting myself.  Dead ends.)

All my hope is in God.  I will:  “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
(Psalm 27:14)

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