Temptation-The same word that is translated ”try” in the New Testament is also rendered “tempt” from the original language. The twofold concept is also carried over in the noun “temptation.” In the way we use words today, trials become temptations only when we let them pull us down; temptations are only trials, being tried, unless we yield to them. But in the original language both ideas are included in the single word. I hate temptation! It seems like when we pray releasing things to God, temptation come to test us and it’s always that very thing we said we would commit ourselves to letting it go. Truth is, no matter how hard we try, some things we absolutely need Jesus to take it from us otherwise we blindly hold on to it. Yes we must be willing but at times “our” willpower is not enough. God is faithful to deliver us and He always provides a way out actually taking it is usually the conflict. I do not like falling into temptation because it’s the after effect that consumes me. I condemn myself but when we condemn ourselves, we take on God’s roll. He will condemn us of our sins, not us. At times like this He wants us to come to Him after we’ve fallen so why not? “Why run,” is what I ask myself when I am running. My sinful nature doesn’t make God love me any less. He hates sin, not the sinner. His faithful reaches the skies and His mercy is endless. I don’t know about you but I am trusting God to deliver me from everything that’s not like Him. He will take it away again and again by all means necessary. I plan to stand on His word and remain in faith because after I’ve done all I can do, He told me to stand or remain in an upright position with my feet on the ground knowing that just in the nick of time, He will show up. God will never leave us nor forsake us and I’m convinced that He hasn’t bought any of us this far to leave us. He which has begun a work in us shall perform it until the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6). Trust Him to finish what He started in your life. (I trust Him) My faith in Jesus is radical! Every struggle will line up with His word one way or another. The mere fact that it’s a struggle is proof that it’s undertaken us and not overtaking us. I see myself free indeed … how do you see yourself?.