Hebrews 2:18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

I am sure we all know what it is like to be tempted. Everyday it can seem like there are temptations around every corner. Whether it be certain foods, that we know we shouldn’t eat, or some fleshly desire, one thing is for sure, temptation isn’t always easy to escape. The good news is if we turn to the Lord during times of temptation He can help us to resist. Why? Because He himself knows what it is like to face temptation and He himself has won the battle over temptation for us. As stated in 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

I find those words to be quite helpful during times of temptation. I know that when all else fails the Lord will never fail. For He knows the temptations we face and He will see us through. 2 Peter 2:9 states “The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations.”

On a final note we need to keep in mind what the bible says in James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation for when he has been proved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love him.