A way of escape

In the Scripture, the word for temptation and the word for trial is the same.  (peirasmos).  While God is willing to keep us from temptation (the seduction to sin, and the negative influence of the evil one which often come in times of suffering), He is not willing to keep us from trial.  We cannot pray it!  The promise of God is that “with the temptation there will be a way of escape” (1 Corinthians 10:17) with the continuing thought, “that you may be able to endure it”.In our hardest moments, God desires us to trust Him to monitor the time that the suffering will last.  He gains glory as we keep our eyes on Him, even when they are filled with tears.  He promises a way of escape!  When we pray “Deliver us from evil”, we silently whisper this additional word, “in your time, Lord, in your time”

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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