I Am Struggling with Temptation
I am losing the battle with temptation right now. You know I want to do the right thing. But I am consistently doing the opposite of what I know is right, of what you want and expect from me. I am disappointed and embarrassed in myself. I am discouraged that I am defeated so easily. Spiritual defeats have me barely hanging on to my faith.
Thank You first of all that You know the power of temptation and understand what I am going through. Thank You for offering instant forgiveness. You promised that if I confess my sin You are faithful to forgive that sin and all my sins. Thank You most of all that You still love me, even when I give in to temptation.
I confess I simply don’t have the strength to win my spiritual battles. I can’t do it. What I am specifically asking for now is a strength to overcome the temptations that I don’t possess through good intentions and personal determination. My own efforts haven’t worked. Please give me Your strength. Go before me. Fight my battles with me and for me. Do for me what I can’t do myself. Thank You for turning my weakness into strength.
May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy. —Colossians 1:11 esv