‘Since He Himself has gone through suffering and temptation, He is able to help us when we are being tempted…’ (Hebrews 2:18)
Every single day in life we are tempted in some way to turn away from the teaching of our Lord and to act in some way that we know to be in contradiction to the Gospel message. It doesn’t matter how faithful we believe we might be or how strong we believe our relationship with Christ to be – temptation will come to us and it will do so in many forms and guises. Sometimes this temptation will be obvious but at other times it will be subtle, so subtle in fact that we might not realise it at the time.
We can never stop temptation coming our way, however, as the author of Hebrews states here, if we look to the Lord, if we seek His strength and His guidance, and allow the Holy Spirit to move within us, we will be able to overcome so much. But even when we do succumb, as soon as we take it to the Lord and acknowledge our shortcoming, He will be there to uphold us and set us back on His path once again.