Why can Jesus help us when temptation strikes? Because he has walked a mile in our shoes and knows how it feels.He knows how strongly sin attracts us.But he never fell prey to it, He can effectively show us how to resist and be victorious. The biggest mistake we make is not calling on him in our hour of temptation. When Satan comes knocking at our door with enticements, just a little talk with Jesus will help keep him away.
He himself suffered when he was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted
The struggles, trials and problems of this life can test our patience and faith. Sometimes we are tempted to give up trying to pursue our goals and dreams. Yes, we do have mountains to climb in our lives, but these mountains are not impossible to climb. I believe that having faith in God is necessary in dealing with life's problems. Trusting and believing that our God is able to do even above what we expect, is comforting and reassuring to the mind.
20And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. 22And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Roy Graneau is the full-time preacher for the South Edmonton Church of Christ.