“There was never anyone so good that she was exempt from trials and temptations.”
It is so important to remember that each person will have their failings and strengths, and no matter what we, or anyone else thinks, no one will have that hunky-dory rainbow sunshine and glitter day ALL of the time. And honestly, who would want to? You can’t find out how strong you are if you are never ever tested!
“Temptations from without have no power unless there be corresponding desire within.”
— Sunshine Magazine
“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation….”
— Matthew 26: 41 (King James Version)
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
— Psalm 119: 105 (King James Version)
Keep that bible close, and allow the light to guide your steps. In this world it is so easy to be swayed from our path, and if we do not use the ‘roadmap’ provided for us, we may not ever find it again.
“(She) that thinks (herself) to be too good to be ruled by the Word, will be found too bad to be owned by God; and if God does not own (her), Satan (Sisera) will and his stratagems will overthrow (her).”
— Thomas Brooks
“I pray, O Lord, that I will not fall into temptation; for the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
— Matthew 26: 41 (Good News Bible :: Adapted)
“Give me, O Lord, a steadfast heart which no unworthy affection may drag downwards. Give me an unconquered heart which no tribulation can wear out. Give me an upright heart which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Bestow upon me also, O Lord my God, understanding to know thee, diligence to seek thee, wisdom to find thee, and a faithfulness that may finally embrace thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
— Thomas Aquinas