FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
Key Bible Verse: Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord,” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone. (Psalm 32:5)
Dig Deeper: Psalm 32
While it’s never going to be fun or easy to kick an online addiction, you’ll be surprised how quickly your peace will be restored once you surrender the problem to God. Because if you’re serious about pursuing God’s healing, he’ll meet you wherever you are.
So if you find yourself overwhelmed with virtual temptation, remember that God isn’t surprised. He knows what you face, and he’s already made a plan to help you find freedom. Paul offers us this amazing promise: “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it” (1 Cor. 10:13, NIV). Don’t miss the power of these words. God will provide a way out.
Your way out might be confessing to your spouse, your best friend, your small group, or your pastor. It might be deleting an app and making sure you can’t get to it again. You might need to lock down your phone, iPad, iPod, Kindle, computer, TV, and anything else so you can’t get to anything you shouldn’t see. I don’t know what you need to do. But chances are you have a pretty good idea.
– Craig Groeschel in #Struggles
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