Regular Temptations

No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it. 2 Corinthians 10:13

Paul gives us a simple reminder that temptations are normal. It's not a sin to be tempted. It's human to be tempted. Jesus was tempted. All the other people at church (you know, the ones who look like they have their life together) are tempted. 

The promise in this text is that God will be there for you, to help you through it. That's what Jesus was banking on when he faced the three temptations in the desert. He bet everything on the fact that what God had said could be trusted - that God was delighted in him, loved him, and was there for him. That's how Jesus got through it, and that's how we're invited to get through it.

Take some time to think through the temptations you most regularly face. Do you feel like you're the only one facing them? Do you feel alone in those temptations? Where do you think God is during those temptations? Talk with Jesus about what these questions stir up in you - he'll understand since he's been tempted too.