“The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry. The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”Psalm 34:15, 17
Right now, this very moment, a cruel and evil enemy is on the prowl. You may be his intended victim. “Be alert,” we are warned. “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
Temptation, the enemy’s favorite tool, comes in many forms. The struggle demands our full concentration. Our resistance weakens just as our enemy hoped. We wear down, and it grows more and more difficult to shout out, “No!”
Help is at hand, and His name is Jesus! Remind yourself of this truth from John’s first New Testament letter: “The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (4:4). We do not have to succumb to the devil.
Also, be assured that the Lord’s eyes are on us constantly. His ears are always tuned in to our cries. There is no panic when we try to get through on heaven’s 911 emergency number. In fact, He knows our dilemma before we even state it. Put your trust in the only One who makes promises and keeps them. His grace and mercy will see you through.
Do you fear you cannot withstand temptation? On your own, you can’t! Admit your weakness. Know that the God you call out to will rescue you.