DEVOTION: “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life” (James 1:12). People do not know what they are getting when they are in a great place of temptation. Temptation endured brings the “crown of life.”
I wanted to just come back to this point really quick.
This idea of enduring temptation. We all fight temptation every day. Food, lust, addictions, the list goes on and on.
Let’s be honest, some days we fail and fail miserably. God forgives.
Some days we are successful in small ways. God still forgives for everything we are unsuccessful in…..and He still loves us.
But He never gives up on us and He doesn’t hold our failures over our heads. He forgives, plain and simple.
Today. Know that you’re forgiven. Know that even in the temptations God is walking with us. He is faithful.
So don’t get caught up in the failures. His mercies are new every morning. He forgives. He loves.
Embrace the small wins, endure the temptations and let God’s Spirit in you bring life and strength into the day.