A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, Nov. 15
I Corinthians 10:13
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.
I am thinking about AA and the concept of one being powerless over alcohol. I know this idea bothers some people. They would like to be able to control their cravings on their own. Ultimately, of course, we do make the decision to either succumb to temptation or to walk away. But with God's help, we can be assured there is always a way out or a way around our temptation. Sometimes stopping to ask God for direction is just what is needed.
Holy Father, why do I "forget" to turn to you when I am tempted? I know you will help me out, and show me another way. I want to be a better person, more faithful, more obedient. Thank-you for being with me, always. Amen