verses 13-14: When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.
I have been struggling lately, and these verses may help me to start putting things into a better perspective. It is difficult for me sometimes to reconcile God being all powerful and fully in control, with my own responsibility for my choices and my reactions to things I have no control over. My most frequent temptation is to withdraw and feel sorry for myself. This, of course, accomplishes nothing. Fighting this temptation involves always turning to God, never turning away. God can provide the power for me to to overcome and work through these selfish temptations.
Holy Father, you are with me always. Help me to remember. Help me to turn to you every time I have a choice. Amen