Wednesday, 08 August 2012
1 Corinthians 10:13 says, "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."
Just an hour ago, someone was nagging on me, telling me to get out of the house, get married and just get lost because he is irritated with my presence. We still don't have a smooth relationship. It is the usual thing that happens every time my father gets drunk. He talks like he is not my father and I am not his daughter. He claimed that he hates me because I don't recognized him as my father. That's partly true; I never talk to him because I am not used to it even before. That made him jealous with my mom who has a close relationship with me.
I used to control my emotion, never argue with him because it will never bring good to me, to him and to everyone in the house, but I ended up losing my temper and bursting in crying and shouting back at him.
But a while ago, during his unreasonable nagging at me, I gave my best effort to ignore him as my mom advised me and as I depend on what the scriptures tell us about self-control and survived against that evil's attack. For that I am a certified survivor. I thanked God for the self-control.
When have you had to face a difficult circumstance? Did you survive or did you falter? What can we do to keep having hope during the daily struggles we have?