Originally posted by atimetoshare.me
“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.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
Life is tough. It wasn’t intended to be that way, but temptation got in the way. With one bite of forbidden fruit, the perfect relationship with God became tainted. That could have been the end of the story and we could all be doomed to an eternity in hell, but God doesn’t work that way. He provided the means of escape for us.
The world tells us to be self-reliant. We’re supposed to find our own way – to be self-sufficient, independent, thinking individuals who can figure things out for ourselves. Unfortunately, as soon as we go that route, we are sure to run into countless road blocks and detours.
There is only one escape from tribulation. The road isn’t always the one we would choose. We might decide on the easy road to get to our destination. We may choose to ignore the obstacles – to take our own path – to think we know better, but it would be so much easier to just let God take the wheel. He has a clear vision of what lies ahead. He has a perfect plan for each individual on this planet and He has promised to bring us safely home.
Just as we cannot earn our way into heaven, we must submit completely to the will of God. He will direct our footsteps and when we no longer can walk – he will carry us. Trust in His direction for your life and He will help you endure any difficulties you encounter. Though His dear Son, Jesus, we can look forward to reaching our final objective.
Lord, help me to rely totally on your plan for my life. Amen!