And now that Jesus has suffered and was tempted, he can help anyone else who is tempted.Hebrews 2:18 (CEV)
Jesus was tempted just like we are. Of course, He never sinned.
But He knows what it’s like to be attacked by Satan.
He knows what it’s like to have lies screaming in His head.
He knows what it’s like to struggle, to wonder “Does it have to be this way?”
He knows what it’s like to have Satan coming at you when you’re at your lowest, weakest point.
He knows…and He’s there.
He’s there when the doubts and lies are ringing in your ears, and you can’t shake them.
He’s there when the battle rages inside you: “should I do this; should I not?”
He’s there when you toss and turn in bed, unable to sleep with your mind in a whirl.
He’s there when you feel utterly alone and lost.
He’s there when you’re so sick and tired of fighting that you feel like just giving in.
He’s there…and He can help.
He can help by giving you strength.
He can help by whispering, “Peace, be still.”
He can help by bringing verses to your mind.
He can help by reminding you who you are to Him.
He can help by placing family and friends in your life who will ask you how you’re doing, be there for you, hold you accountable, and above all pray for you.
He can help…but you must ask.
You must ask for strength, direction, peace, protection, deliverance.
You must ask for prayer and be open about your struggles.
You must ask to be shown the way out of this temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Jesus was tempted just as we are. But because He never sinned, He can help us resist the temptation. So why not ask Him? 🙂