So press in with prayer and meditation until the Spirit strengthens your faith and you see and feel Christ as your all-satisfying Treasure. Or use the other buttons to share it on your favorite social media.
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But unless we are married and in a setting where this can be pursued in a way that serves our spouse, it must be resisted. By relying on God’s promise that He is worth the discomfort, and by understanding that God has made our bodies so that in time the craving will diminish. By faith alone you can immediately be assured that you are forgiven and that God will fulfill all His promises to you (Luke -14). So pray over passages describing God’s incomparable glory, Christ’s all-satisfying love, and the Spirit’s heart-changing help, like Exo -19; Psa 138:5-6; Gal ; 2Cor 8:9; Luke ; 1John 5:4.
If you desire sex more than you desire Christ, have had lustful thoughts, or don’t believe He can overcome this temptation — confess your unbelief. God promises that who He is in Christ will completely satisfy every emotional longing (see Psa ; John ; John -38; 1Pet 1:8). If you know someone who would be helped by reading this, email it to them using the “share” button below.
So clear and concise yet captivating." (Stacey) "Such a helpful post.For instance, if premarital sex is a temptation, then you can avoid being in situations where you might find yourself giving into that desire.If you are prone to cheating, then you may want to position yourself during a test so that you cannot see the paper of the person next to you.At some point, our desire to sin will rise up in the form of gluttony, greed, sex, gossip, cheating, or something else (you can fill in the blank).Some temptations are minor and easy to overcome, but others seem too enticing to resist. Here are some things you can do to gain the upper hand in overcoming temptation.