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Tell God Your Fears and Temptations

Let me ask you to think about these questions –

In what area of your life do you need more self-control? What is your greatest fear? The fear of failure? The fear of bad health? The fear of a divorce? The fear of rejection? The fear of the future?

Jesus wants you to talk to him about the areas where you’re most tempted. He wants you to talk to him about the things you most fear.

He understands our fears and temptations: Our High Priest is not one who cannot feel sympathy for our weaknesses. On the contrary, we have a High Priest who was tempted in every way that we are, but did not sin. (Hebrews 4:15 TEV)

The Bible says Jesus came to earth and experienced every temptation known to man, the same ones we experience, yet he didn’t give in. It is not a sin to be tempted; the sin is when we give in to temptation.

And that means when you pray — “Jesus, I’m struggling in this area. I keep stumbling. I keep failing” — Jesus understands because he’s been there. He knows what it’s like.

The Bible says we can have “confidence, then, and approach God’s throne, where there is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it.” (Hebrews 4:16 TEV)

–From Rick Warren’s daily devotional

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1 thought on “Tell God Your Fears and Temptations”

  1. John 3:16-21 (NIV)

    “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.”

    Whoever believes in him is not condemned… whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. Whoever believes in him is not condemned.

    there is grace… God’s Grace is always extended… we must only stop turning away and take up willingness to come to Him in the light.

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