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Understanding Temptation, 4

Spiritual and Emotional Healing

Sin, abuse, neglect, rejection, betrayal all cause significant emotional and spiritual pain that hurt just as physical pain does. God, our Great Physician, can ultimately heal our broken hearts and bind our wounds, healing and making us whole. Spiritual and emotional healing is often a process with steps that we need to put action behind. Use these scriptures to guide your heart and mind toward full recovery.

“Hope is praying for rain, but faith is bringing an umbrella.” - Unknown

Understanding Temptation, 4

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And 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 so that you can endure it.

Our temptation is not without escape, our desires do not make a prison for us (Act 27:44). The misunderstanding of temptation is the understanding of what temptation is (2 Timothy 2:7). When we confuse the understanding of temptation as opposed to desire, then we have less control over the idea, and desire consumes us because we fail to recognize how to handle temptation (James 1:14). Desire is a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen outside the boundaries of God’s will (1 Peter 2:15). There would be no temptation common to a man if we desired to do our Father’s will. Is our nature the source of this war?

El Rai, God Seest Me - Genesis 16:13; we thank You for seeing us in the state of our temptation. We praise You for providing a way out of no way to seek Your Grace. We declare and decree the blessing (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) upon those who know the way out; so that, as we increase in our knowledge and awareness of God, we manifest the strength of the Kingdom. Now, for the Kingdom and Glory of God, we petition, with the anointing of the Holy Ghost, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.

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