This verse is loaded with truth…to the point that I think few people realize it’s power! Here’s the entire verse:
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. 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 endure it.”
God acknowledges not just “if” we’re tempted, but “when” we’re tempted. Thankfully, the writer adds these words: “And God is faithful”. The Lord FULLY equips us with the power and every resources we need to overcome the temptations we face. Looking back on my porn addiction that spanned 13 years, I’m confident that I never really accessed the power or resources God provided to me for overcoming my temptations. Now, I understand His faithfulness and the way out of temptation.
If you’re struggling today with great temptations, remember that God won’t leave you hanging. He’s not interested in your destruction. He wants you to WIN with all the power and resources available to you from His Spirit. The most important thing is that your heart is open to being willing to do whatever it takes to be the man or woman that God has called you to be. You can do it!