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 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV)
Think about it: when we are deeply hurt by someone – when we have been wronged or slandered or lied to or robbed or cheated… – what is our natural reaction? Anger? Vengeance? At the very least perhaps we want to distance ourselves, no longer associating with them.
Whenever we sin, it is a mark of our faithlessness to God. That may sound harsh but, remember, we all sin and fall short of God’s glory. Sin can make faithfulness tough for we humans.
But God is faithful, always.
Even when we are not.
He loves us deeply because He is love. He is faithful because that is part of God’s character.
Not only is God faithful despite our failings, He actually provides us a way out when we’re tempted.
Do you think our sin surprises God? He knows all. And, in His loving faithfulness, He made a way of salvation for all of us through the shed blood of His Son Jesus.
Great is thy faithfulness! He never changes. He gives a fresh start each new day. Sing His praise with joy and thanksgiving! He will never leave you nor forsake. He said so. And He is lovingly, eternally faithful. His Word is stronger than any promise you will ever receive on earth.
People will let you down. But love never fails. And God is love!