Devotion for October 13

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 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 stand up under it.

We all sin and fall short of the glory of God. This verse tells us as Christians we can look to God as our refuge in times of temptation. Addicts in recovery understand their higher power is stronger than they are but they also have a mentor to call on for that immediate response. Christians have the Holy Spirit immediately at their disposal and still fail at times. Having a close Christian friend or pastor can really help during these times. It is why a church family is so important. None of us want to be judged by others. So often we fail when help is but a prayer or phone call away. The verse states God will provide a way out. Please use it!

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