22 Bible Verses About Temptation

by Daryl Evans on June 8, 2012 · Print Print · Email Email

All of us have been tempted to do things we know are wrong and outside of the will of God. We face these temptations and when we fail, we often feel the guilt and shame from the sin that we committed.  Even people that are trying to do the right thing will fall into traps that Satan uses to ensnare us.  Some Christians feel as if their spiritual life is like a roller coaster where there are spiritual highs and spiritual lows that often come when we fail a test or give into temptation. There are many verses in Scripture that talk about temptation and testing.  Many are given in the form of warnings, some verses show how Jesus was tested, and then one verse shows one instance where God invites us to test Him with our giving.  I hope you consider not only the selected verses below but also study each passage and the context in Scripture to get the full meaning.  May God bless you as you study His word.

Bible Verses about Temptation

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Luke 4:13 And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.

Luke 11:4 and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.”

Luke 22:40 And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

1 Corinthians 7:2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

1 Timothy 6:9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

Bible Verses Warning Us About Testing the Lord

Bible Verses About Temptation

The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak

Exodus 17:2 There- fore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?”

Exodus 20:20 Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.”

Deuteronomy 6:16  “You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested him at Massah.

1 Chronicles 29:17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.

2 Chronicles 32:31 And so in the matter of the envoys of the princes of Babylon, who had been sent to him to inquire about the sign that had been done in the land, God left him to himself, in order to test him and to know all that was in his heart.

Verses Where God Tests Man

Psalms 26:2 Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind

Jeremiah 9:7 Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts: “Behold, I will refine them and test them, for what else can I do, because of my people?

Jeremiah 17:10 “I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”

One Verse Where God Welcomes Us To Test Him

Malachi 3:10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

Verses Where People Were Testing Jesus

Matthew 4:7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

Matthew 22:18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites?

Mark 8:11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him.

Mark 12:15 But, knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, “Why put me to the test? Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.”

John 8:6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.

Are you being tested or tempted with something today?

Share it with us in the comments so that we can pray for you. Also, don’t forget to enjoy the video in the upper right of this page: “He Leadeth Me” by The Martins.

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Gabby Howes June 2, 2013 at 5:47 pm

I just also decided to really let god in I always believed but you know it was more fear. I keep cursing to my self really but it still makes me mad I don’t want to think gods name in vain or think bad words, but it feel impossible. but not just cursing how do you stop jealousy, I get jealous about stupid stuff and I just don’t know how to ignore it.

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Tre June 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Jealousy is inevitable but don’t let things get to you just give it all to God and he will provide :D.

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Lindsay April 1, 2014 at 9:30 pm

I used to cuss all the time… Then one person told me that it didn’t sound good.. Sounded like filth coming out of my mouth! I tried forever to stop it in my own but it just got tiring… I prayed and prayed and realized I can only stop with God’s guidance…. My thoughts and actions are supposed to resemble Christ and honor Him and the more I dove into the Word the more I desired to be more like Christ.. I’m not perfect but He’s still molding me!

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T June 22, 2013 at 12:34 am

Im tempted in self harm. I just want to know how God wants me to handle it.

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Isaias August 5, 2013 at 1:00 am

Consult with someone from your congregation and most definitely pray. It’s not a matter of fighting the battle physically, but spiritually. Spend more time in His presence, get away and just worship Him by your own words or with music. Pray for a filling of His Spirit and be consumed by His love. Understand the value and worth of your body, and bring glory to God. I too struggle as we all do, you’re not alone and God knows. Be blessed, i’ll be praying WITH you

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received form God? You are not your own, you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body”

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Danny J June 25, 2013 at 5:26 am

We were given the strength and mind to overcome our hurdles. It’s one of the greatest gifts – the freedom and ability to triumph and love forward. I don’t know what god wants, but I know he wouldn’t mind if you to take what he’s blessed you with and face your trials with integrity and humility. And don’t cut yourself for heavens sake!

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Kid June 30, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I keep getting on to things I shouldn’t on the life

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Jesus follower July 6, 2013 at 10:23 pm

It seems to me that many people suffer the same sin I do. We all say It consumes us and we all say we go on streaks and then Satan crushes us. I masturbate and I am soo ashamed. It is horrible for me because I feel it is ok because I am not being lustful and then I actually am being lustful, its just satan who makes me think it is ok. I need some prayers I have been struggling with this for years. I know that if I continue this path I will be doomed to a horrible, lustful adult life. I need guidance from the holy spirit. I have told my youth minister about this and he has helped. but I get so ashamed when he asked “how have you been doing lately with your temptation?” I now feel that I have let God down and him. plus my family. Its all overwhelming. All these posts have helped, they really have. Thank you all and God bless. I also have some advice to share that has helped me through this struggle. I have found that if you find your best way of worshipping God in all his glory, you will feel more pure. For example, my favorite way of worshipping God is to be out in nature, Watching its beauty and realizing God created this, I preferable like to be by tall trees with a beautiful sun and some calm water. I think it works great. People can also do things like
1. Pray
2. Sing
3. Listen to music that worships him
4. Be in nature
5. Share his gospel. (Be a DESCIPLE OF NATIONS :) )
6. Give, Be generous
7. Talk to him or other people by admitting your sins.
8. acknowledging that you are a sinner and need God.
9. Going on a website like this! :)
These are some ways that you guys and girls might find helpful. I love God and wish to spread his word. I believe this will get me through this tough time. I will pray for you all. God Bless.

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R October 7, 2013 at 8:33 am

Jesus Follower, remember to look for the way out God has promised in his Word when temptation arises!! I Cor 10:13 (ESV) “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
Be strong in Him!

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Noah C. July 7, 2013 at 8:46 am

I’m tempted with a homosexual fantasy. Recently, I was doing a role play story and eventually the story turned into a gay scene. After writing it, I felt bad and canceled it. However, I feel extremely tempted to go back to it.

My mind and concious knows it’s wrong, but a part of me REALLY wants to go back to it. Almost as if it’s saying to me ‘that I’m missing out on something’ even though I’m not.

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Isaias August 5, 2013 at 1:11 am

Might not speak entirely to your situation but this women of God struggled with homosexuality also. Very encouraging for anyone struggling with this problem, be blessed brother. If you feel as though you’re “missing out on something” it’s simply because you haven’t been filled by the Spirit in a while. We all become dry and weary and constantly have some desire to return to the hole from which we once came out of by God’s grace, but just remember His love and freedom, along with all that He’s done for you. I pray for a refilling of the Holy Spirit in your life, and that these empty desires would be taken and replaced with the desires of the Lord. God bless (:

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lena July 9, 2013 at 9:08 pm

I tempted with sexual intentions, I keep condonin into sexual acts wih my boyfriend, I kn it’s wrong becae we are not married, I feel convicted everytme, I justant to stop, I want to live for God and God only, I n i’not going to be easy, but my soul is at stake

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Rebecca July 12, 2013 at 4:26 am

Lena give yr problems to God Almighty. Let God be yr guider. He will make yr crooked ways straight. Ask Him to give you a godly spouse who will help u rebuke the spirit of meeting together as married couple whereas u r not. I am sure & believe that yr bible told u about that pls do not ignore what the bible is talking with u. Learn how to listen to God. GOD BLESS U AND YR DESIRE.

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juandelacruz July 19, 2013 at 10:21 am

Id been a christian for 6 years now… all goes well for those years,but then i decided to leave my husband from my home country and work
overseas.i am away from home two years now, and then here comes this beautiful friend of mine with me for almost 1&1/2 years now..the problem is suddenly i am feeling as if i am inlove with her.if u will ask the relationship i have with God now,i may say that it was on fire than when i am at my country… what do you think is this kind of feeling i have now? Anyway i hate it… i want it out

of me… id been to prayer
and fasting these past few week

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Jack Wellman July 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm

You must flee this “beautiful friend” for no one who practices sexual immorality will ever inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. You are still married too, right? You would be committing adultery then also! This feeling is a sinful lust and not love. I would continue to pray and fast and I would be reunited with your husband or you will be living in sin.

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Jessica July 27, 2013 at 9:25 am

What is with all this doom and gloom Jack? Seems like everyone forgets about the New Testament. Sin is sin is sin. All the same in the eyes of the Lord. Repentance and faith is your key to conquering this situation.

Remove yourself from this situation. Plain and simple, ask for forgiveness. All of us who believe in the Lord and His Son, Jesus Christ will inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. What you need is faith and repentance. Emotions and feelings are completely normal and always a testament of faith. Learn the lesson and move on.

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Isaias August 5, 2013 at 12:48 am

Hadn’t touched a cigarette in nearly 2 years and now that I’m saved the desire and craving for it is tremendous…slipped up a week ago and again tonight…God is a funny guy and He provided PLENTY of opportunities for me to not fall into the temptation yet stubborn as I am I became frustrated and I did it anyway. I felt like crap and couldn’t help but to repent, all I could hear was His voice telling me He loved me anyway. There’s absolutely no excuse for what I’d done and by no means would I take His amazing gift of grace for granted as ironic as it may sound. Pray for me brothers and sisters that I may look upon the only when I’m weary and be strengthened and that I would no longer yield. Thank you and God bless

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Isaias August 5, 2013 at 12:49 am

look upon the Lord*

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Jummy August 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I’ve been struggling with sexual immorality for sometime now. Each time i ask for God’s forgiveness, i find myself weak again and doing the same thing over and over again. Now i broke up with my boyfriend, i’m avoiding friends that lure me to this sin. Yet i stil feel weak because every time i try to pray, the thoughts of all i’v done creeps into my mind and i get distracted from my prayers. How can i over come these distractions?

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Jack Wellman August 12, 2013 at 5:59 pm

I would say by renewing your mind Jimmy. The more you are reading the Word of God, the more you will be thinking about all things pure like the fruits of the Spirit listed in Gal 5. When you are weak, God is shown strong and there is actually good news in admitting you can’t do it on your own because it takes the power of God.

Don’t be discouraged because even long time Christians like myself still struggle and must confess my sins daily and see how Paul struggled too in Rom 7 but see how he came out victorious in Romans 8. The more you stay in prayer and in the Word, the less you will want to be distracted or find pleasure in the former sins. Talk to your pastor also. See what he says.

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R October 7, 2013 at 8:35 am

1 Cor 10:13: “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

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Naa August 20, 2013 at 1:52 am

My husband is being tempted all the time. Pls help me pray for him to know how to flee from all temptations. They are of the flesh and not compatible with the will of God.

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marrion August 25, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Please pray for me to not fall into temptations. I am weak, God is strong. I may fail him but i know He loves me. Its just i want to turn away from sin forever, still it keeps on coming to me. It makes me even weaker to the point that i get discouraged because i always take advantage of the grace of God and when i sin i go back to God again and ask for forgiveness but then again i continue to sin again and again. Help!!!

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Jack Wellman August 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Hello Marrion. Thank you for your prayer request. Please know that I will pray for you my friend. I also hope that others will join with me my friend.

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Hans August 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Thanks for writing this wonderful article. A couple of years ago I gave my life to Christ and experienced joy beyond what I could imagine. However, lately I stumbled into viewing pornography and it’s horrible like all sin. After that I repented because I know what I did was wrong and not at all in God’s will, but I found myself stumbling again, it seems like I’m trapped in a never ending cycle of sin and forgiveness, but I want escape from it and to glorify God with my body instead of hurting him and myself. Please pray for me and tell me what I can do.

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Jack Wellman August 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Hans…I am so sorry for your temptations. Let me suggest an article that is biblically based and gives practical solutions and steps you can take to overcome the strong tower that is pornography. Please check out this article at:

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-to-overcome-an-addiction-to-pornography-help-for-struggling-christians/

and I pray it helps you.

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Hans August 26, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Thank you Jack for praying for me. However, I find that I can’t bring myself to tell my Christian friend that I know personally, even though that I know he can hold me accountable and it will help a lot. Please pray that I can get rid of my pride and come clean to him or another individual that can hold me accountable, thanks.

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Jack Wellman August 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Hans, I will pray for you but you must know that God resists or literally, opposes the proud but gives grace only to the humble (James 4:16). Your own church is the best source for that. You must be transparent to someone other than God and we are commanded to confess our sins to one another and read this in James 5:16 “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” See how that prayer and the results are tied to our confession…not only to God but to others.

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Brandi August 30, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Hey, just want to say thanks for the service your website provides :)

I recently started to help lead a Christian service group at my university. Today I was tempted to lust, and I’m sure it’s evil trying to ensnare me and turn my priorities away from serving others.

I appreciate the helpful Bible verses you’ve listed, and any prayers. Thank you!

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glenda September 15, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I am a christian that is struggling with alcohol addition. This has been going for many year but now it is worse because I have been bing drinking. I know how bad it is for my health. I feel guilty and ashamed after the binge. Today was my day without a drink. I need all the prayers I can get.

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Jack Wellman September 15, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I will pray for you Glenda. Hey, we can claim victory for each and every day. Don’t give for God never gives up on us. Maybe this article will help. Please read How Can I Overcome an Addiction and Sin in My Life at this link below. I pray others will join with me in praying for you Glenda. Please know that we care for you.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-can-i-overcome-addiction-and-sin-in-my-life/

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Jurnee September 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm

I’m am having an issue with masturbation and porn. I get excited at the thought but as I watch it I begin to get sick and disappointed in myself and the tbt that I let God down. The devil wants me to feel so ashamed that I stray away from God but I continue to feel Gods love. Please pray for me that I will no longer have an urge to watch such things. It hurts me when I let down God because he loves me so.

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Jack Wellman September 25, 2013 at 9:20 am

Jurnee, thank you for your open honesty here on this comment. Please let me direct you to an article that addresses this very issue at:

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-to-overcome-an-addiction-to-pornography-help-for-struggling-christians/

There is a way out. The good news is that you want to break this addiction and that the Holy Spirit is convicting you of it. This is actually good because those who are not saved do not care about this or even consider it sin….therefore there is hope for you. I will also pray for you Jurnee.

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Myta October 5, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Well, this is a little temptation compared to other bigger things that everyone goes through. It’s ongoing.

My mom left her pack of cigarettes in front of me right now. I’m in the living room, doing a bit of Sunday work and browsing the internet. I haven’t given in and got a stick for the past ten minutes. Let’s hope that I will not fully give in. My mouth is watering right now, to be honest.

Some people think that this isn’t something to be proud about, but coming from someone who’s 23 and has been smoking for the past three years, it’s an accomplishment to just stare at the pack and not do anything. I’m imagining myself smoking, but no.

This is a test of will, and God is beside me in this little test. And probably laughing in a non-insulting way.

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Aboy October 29, 2013 at 11:38 pm

I’m tempted to masturbate and i’ve stopped for the past few months but it seems ive just fallen back to it whenever im bored a desperately want to stop and ask you keep me in your prayers.
Thank you

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Jack Wellman October 30, 2013 at 11:44 am

I will Abby. We have an article that may be of much help to you, I pray and I will pray for you. Check out this link and tell me if it helps you my friend. Thank you for coming here and being transparent about your struggle. We have many prayer warriors here so I hope it helps.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-to-overcome-an-addiction-to-pornography-help-for-struggling-christians/

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Linda November 13, 2013 at 1:54 am

I’m tempted to leave the mother of my child. We have been through hails and storms. Lord please give me the strenght to hold on

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Jack Wellman November 13, 2013 at 10:02 am

There is no promise of happiness in this life but God hates divorce. You must put God’s desire to save marriages above your own desires to be happy. ALL believers will go thru storms in this life and like Job, we may not have answers to our trials in this life. God tested Abraham and Abraham believed God. I am sure you want to believe God and that He desires no one divorce and so you must pray for His strength for we cannot overcome in this life in our own strength.

Also, I am not sure what you mean. You are tempted to “leave the mother of your child?” The mother of your child? Are you not the mother? Please explain to me what you mean Linda and thank you for your comment and prayer request.

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Dzender November 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Please pray that I will let go of the past. May my thoughts and imagination be pleasing and acceptable to God. Please ask that the LORD release me from the stronghold of my mind that wants to wander into sinful thoughts about my wifes past. I think these bad thoughts and memories even though I know she has confessed them and put them far behind her. I have not.

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Jack Wellman November 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Hello Dzender, what a beautiful prayer to pray and I will pray for you my friend. It is hard to forgive but you are on the right path in praying for God to help you put this behind you sir.

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gregory November 20, 2013 at 5:00 am

For the past 5 years I’ve been tested with my finances. It seems I just can’t get ahead every time it looks like I’m about to get some lead way something comes and Im back at square 1 please pray for me. God bless u

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Linda November 23, 2013 at 9:09 am

My name is Linda and I have been struggling with drug addiction for over 20 years. I know that this is not God’s plan for me. Please pray for me that I can overcome this.

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Jack Wellman November 23, 2013 at 9:50 am

Thank you Linda for your open honesty and I will pray for you but here is an article that is biblically based that is focused on your problem my friend so please read this article at this link Linda:

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-can-i-overcome-addiction-and-sin-in-my-life/

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frances November 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Hi I have been a Christian for six years but for the last two I’ve been struggling with masturbation and the thoughts in my head. I’ve tried praying and reading the word, even accountability partners but the thoughts keep coming back and stronger. I don’t know why God wont just take the thoughts and desires away from me. I feel so helpless please help me I don’t know what to do!

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Jack Wellman November 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Hello Frances, and thank you for visiting us and being transparent with you struggle. You are certainly not alone. You said that you don’t understand why God “wont just take the thoughts and desires away from me.” Let me say that it is a cooperative work as you will also see the spiritual giant, Paul, still struggled with sin and we all will until we receive our glorified bodies (read Romans 7) but the good news is that you ARE struggling because the Holy Spirit is apparently convicting you and that’s a sign that God IS working in you. You must yield to him. Rid yourself of all visual temptations and let the mind of Christ dwell in you as much as possible but don’t despair. Sanctification is a lifelong struggle. Don’t give up. You can renew your mind but it is hard (Rom 12:1-3 I believe it is). God will complete your sanctification (Rom 8). Please check out this article that may provide you with more help Frances.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-to-overcome-an-addiction-to-pornography-help-for-struggling-christians/

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Karen December 6, 2013 at 1:49 am

I am a married woman, I have the best husband, who has been there through thick and thin, he has and goes above and beyond for me, and I love him with everything. But I’m tempted by this man at work, who just wakes every sexual sense in my body – I’m praying about this every day and every chance I get, so all prayers will be appreciated as I’m feeling weaker and weaker against these temptations.

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Omar January 10, 2014 at 3:24 pm

When that man at work comes around just speak it in your mind, “I have a wonderful husband who give me everything and no man can take that! Also, Jesus is my king and he blessed me with him! Only the devil wants me to fall!” And start singing praises to God on your own! I promise you, you will feel much better :)!

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Nana December 11, 2013 at 10:14 pm

My friend needs prayers. Am looking for as many people that can join me in praying for her to join me please. She has fallen into the sin of adultery and feels there is no way out. Please pray that she will trust in God’s power to restore her and that nothing is beyond the saving power of Jesus.

Thank.

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Omar January 10, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Keep me in prayer that Jesus will break the chains that have been holding me back from my fullest. That i will not fall into temptation when it comes forward, and that God will give me strength to overcome it!

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Dillon January 18, 2014 at 5:29 pm

hey i have learned things by just reading what other people are going through.
I however need prayer. I have been trying to please god in everything i do. Sexual immorality including homosexuality has been my downfall for years………..ok not just years my entire life, being introduced to it probably at the age of 4 (i just turned 22) and basically living life tryna figure things out. I have always sort after God though, no matter how far i seemed to be…..i guess its not really me sorting after him but more him sorting after me. Trust me I have been through a lot…….but hes always been there. –
this year it seems god has me pinned……..i am serving him and finding that I want nothing to do with sin and that I just want to please him. I’m happy being a child seeking after him.
I have realised that the devil is trying to put thoughts of things i use to desire…and i find myself fighting against these thoughts ……( tossing to and fro on my bed tryna kick the thoughts out) thoughts of ideas and past experiences plague me when I’m sleepy, too tired, whenever my mind isn’t busy or even in my dreams. I have no plans on returning to the hole that God brought me out of.. I just pray and hope for the devil to realised the same. Maybe I’m being tested idk. I kindly ask for pray for strength to fight the temptations.

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Jack Wellman January 18, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Dillon…keep fighting the good fight my friend. I am going to pray for you and would direct you to this article to help you overcome….God loves you and is not ever going to give up on you. The good thing is that you ARE fighting this and that is strong evidence the Holy Spirit is working in you my friend. God’s love never fails and He never gives up on us. Praying for you friend. Read this for more help at this link: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-can-i-overcome-addiction-and-sin-in-my-life/

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Dillon January 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm

thank you so much for both your prayers and the link sent …..it was truly helpful

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Cheeky February 11, 2014 at 6:08 pm

my boyfriend and i are in a long distance relationship. lately there has been one girl leaping mountains to try and break him down and get him to sleep with her… i just needed something to give him a little more strength.

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Cheeky February 11, 2014 at 6:09 pm

my boyfriend and i are in a long distance relationship. lately there has been one girl leaping mountains to try and break him down and get him to sleep with her… i just needed something to give him a little more strength.

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Jack Wellman February 11, 2014 at 9:38 pm

I would ask this boyfriend to make sure that he talks with his pastor right away and how to overcome temptation. He needs to stay in the Bible, stay on his knees, and even fast. Send this article to him too and that might help. Stay in touch with him as much as possible.

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D March 12, 2014 at 11:36 pm

ive been a Christian all my life, but in the past recient years, ive really been struggling with pornography and masturbation. im getting out of it, but i am always falling back to my old self. i dont know how to get out. i know that reading the word and praying are good steps, but i am scaired this “dependance” will ruin my relationship with God, my family and my girlfriend.

please, i need help, support and prayer. ive been snapping so much lately, and i dont know if i can take much more of this. i know this isnt healthy, and i know i can stop, because God gives me strengh, but i never seem to put all my faith in the Lord. i could really use some prayers to become stronger in the lord.

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Jack Wellman March 13, 2014 at 10:40 am

D, thank you sir for your comment. I am not the author of this fine article but we do have an article that can help give you some practical steps and has application in overcome pornography at: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-to-overcome-an-addiction-to-pornography-help-for-struggling-christians/ I urge you to read this link I gave and follow the steps in it and in the meantime I will pray for you my friend.

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Peggy Kennedy March 28, 2014 at 8:36 am

I have learned to ask Jesus to live through me to face my temptation to smoke. However, since it is moment by moment to choose to let Him face my temptation, and smoking is such a strong temptation, I have needed these verses to help me focus on Him. So I may let Him live through me. Thank you

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marco April 1, 2014 at 1:19 am

I wanted to post something that brings me into desperation, I read posts here and Just realize how much the kingdom suffers violence. I accepted God when i was reached by a word of knowledge in the 700 club t.v broadcast and felt the fire of the holy spirit and embrace that my soul was always waiting for,
at that time my son’s mom had left me and i couldn’t even reach for my son but then 1 year later total and only 1 month after i accepted Jesus she appeared out of nowhere crying, we started spending time together and ultimately came back together but i felt tempted to get involved with her physicly and after that i have been suffering with passions of the flesh now she had also accepted Jesus and had an actual encounter with God i understand that whatever you allow into your life will come into your home and i just feel guilty that now she don’t live according to God she went back to smoking and drinking and left me again for the same reason after 2 years of treating with each other, one time she saw how i started crying after we did wrong i tried with all my heart to have this restored and we started going back and forth again but now the last time she stopped answering my calls and i can’t seem to get over her I actually received word that i will be restored with what i thought was lost and that’s when we came back together i don’t know what to do i feel fear for my son and her too it has made me to agonize and even think to do the worst thing, I didn’t want to go back with her at first because i thought that she was my biggest weakness and now my thought became real i feel so weak and having trouble maintaining myself with God i don’t know what to do because my knowledge of her even makes me think that i can’t even see her anymore face to face not that i don’t forgive her but i cry almost everyday i dont know what to do….God keeps healing me and i keep falling sometimes i don’t want to go to church because i feels so ashamed please pray for me ..as well marco antonio

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Jack Wellman April 1, 2014 at 10:01 am

Hello Marco. I am sorry for what you are going thru. Let me ask you, are you or have you been married to this woman? Is the child out of wedlock? If you are not married, there is nothing you can do but pray and to me, since this woman “went back to smoking and drinking” I wonder if this woman is really saved. I would immediately talk to your pastor. He will keep things private. You must swallow your pride and get over your shame and counsel with him right away. To stay away from church will only make you feel more lonely and isolated. To be ashamed and stay away from church is the last thing you need. We are all sinners and so you cannot have committed what King David did…murder and adultery yet God said he was a man after his own heart. There is no sin that cannot be forgiven except those who don’t ask for forgiveness. Talk to the pastor today. Fast and pray and let God be your first priority (Matt 6:33).

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chris April 2, 2014 at 7:12 pm

hello my name is chris and im a porn addict and need to make a stop dear lord deliver me from these evil thoughts and temptation of the womens flesh for that you made sex a honorable thing for men that are married and not joke of being immoral and gross like an animal. dear lord i i ask you to make satan disappear from my life for he is a nasty being of nastiness. LUCIFER GOD IS THE CREATOR YOUR NOT GOD IS THE CREATOR YOUR NOT GOD IS THE CREATOR YOUR NOT GOD IS THE CREATOR YOUR NOT lucifer you are nothing but a belligerent wanna bee creator and sorcer and have no control over my life it is me that is understanding that you are making me depressed some time so when i get depress i just ask the lord and it helps you evil gross parasite of the world you nasty wanna be sorcer i hate lucifer i hate him with all my flesh of christ dear lord the father of jesus please forgive me for i have sinned i truly repent for my stupidity lord for being a wolf and not a innocent lamb for being the sorcer and influencing people to practice my sorcery lord you are mine and the key to happiness and richess in your eyes oh lord :)

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Jack Wellman April 2, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Hello Chris. Let me say that I will also pray for you and in the meantime, we have a great article that gives a person real practical help, in applications for steps to take, and biblical advice at this article link: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-to-overcome-an-addiction-to-pornography-help-for-struggling-christians/ and this one too might help in overcoming sin at: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-can-i-overcome-addiction-and-sin-in-my-life/

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Tasha May 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm

I am tempted to not study for my exams. I am tempted just sit back and relax. I am tempted by laziness. I need concentration and faith in my self. God I pray that you will guide me, lead me, and get me out of this laziness. Thank you. Amen.

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Go Mi Nam May 9, 2014 at 3:10 am

Right now I am dating a guy and I am a virgin. I want to wait til I marry and I do not believe he is the one for me. You know how something can feel so right, but it is indeed wrong/ I believe God is testing me. I know it. He is moving a little to fast and I like to take things slow. Also I made a promise to Jesus/God that I will not have sex until I marry. My boyfriend told me he will not give up and that he will wait for me. e said he wants me to open up. I don’t have to open up with him through sex. I feel like he should know my mind frame before he can touch my body. He talks a good game, but it’s like I can ready all of that. I believe this is a test for me and I will pass it. I will pray and tell the lord to lead me in the right direction. Lord help me to not fall into temptation. I believe this will also bring me closer to God. Thank you Lord for continuously loving me even though I am a sinner.

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GetCloser2Him July 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm

I am a 21 year old female who is going through the scare of my life. My lifestyle consisted of lustful thoughts masturbating, having sex at a young age. falling for every temptation that the devil placed infront of me. I stopped going to church as a teen but always prayed and believed in the father God, the Son Jesus and the Holy spirit and believed that he died on the cross for my sins. I feel as though the Lord gave me signs and worked through my family to help me try and resist temptation. Yet i ignored all signs of the Lord. I have finally opened my eyes to my wrongful doings. Now that i am 21 years old I know that i cannot do it without the Lord. I just dont know where to start. I hope that doesn’t sound dumb.? Im really interested in any advise or words i can get that will helplead me closer to Him.

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Jack Wellman July 16, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Hello my friend and thank you for your comment, concern, and question. No, your statement is anything but dumb but extremely wise. The three greatest things you can do in my opinion is find an older, Christian woman who can mentor you and be your accountability partner and one that you know will keep things confidential. Also, stay in the Bible daily for there is real power in the Word of God to change us. Also, pray continually, every moment and when you are tempted, I heard one pastor say “Keep your eyes on Jesus.” What that meant to me was to imagine in your mind that Jesus is there standing next to you or sitting next to you and what would you consider doing if you kept the focus on Him? Also, stay in the Body of Christ, the church for there is no spiritual safety outside of the sheepfold where Jesus is the Shepherd. Below, find two great resources for help that give practical steps in overcome sexual temptations and addictions and the next one is a set of Scriptures to help those who have addictions problems (like sexual). I pray for you and hope these help. Don’t give up. The fact that you want to overcome this shows that the Spirit of God is convicting you and is working in you. That’s great news that God never gives up on us.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-to-overcome-an-addiction-to-pornography-help-for-struggling-christians/
http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/15-bible-verses-to-help-with-addiction/

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GetCloser2Him July 16, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Thank you so much. Your words really helped encourage me to do better. And I Know that i can through Christ.

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