“Lord, I pray today you lead me out of temptation’s way.”
That has been my daily prayer since I laid everything at the foot of the cross, all my mistakes,all my regrets and all my weaknesses.
Two weeks ago, I believe God spoke to me through a dream. I went Wesley, a weekly collegiate worship service, which was very impactful and on the way home I confessed some of my struggles to my friend,Emily. That night I fell asleep with my hand on my Bible, on 1Corinthians 10:13. That says,
“13 No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
When I awoke that morning, I remembered my beautiful dream. I dreamt my mom and I saw a rainbow in the sky. The rainbow was so vibrant, bursting with color. When I remembered that dream, I flashed back to the promise God made Noah in Genesis. That when a rainbow appears in the sky He would never let water cover the earth to destroy it. When I envisioned that rainbow, it was God telling me He fulfills His promises and will not leave me alone on this journey. And that promise is true for you, too. He stands ready to meet you in your mess and will never leave you alone on your journey.
You can start by saying, every day, “Lord, please lead me out of temptation’s way.”