“Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” (Matthew 6:13) It is the Devil, not God, who initiates the temptation, but God rescues us from its evil schemes.
1 John 1:9 “ If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
When we ask God to lead us not into temptation, however, we may still fall into the trap of the temptation and face a big trouble. Then how are we going to do? King David is a good king God loved him very much, however, he used to be tempted to commit adultery. And he sinned against God and was in a big trouble. After he knew his wrong doings, he immediately confessed his sin in front of God and asked for forgiveness. Then God forgave king David and restored a good relation with him. So, remember boys and girls when you fall into the trap and sin against your parents and God, don’t hide, confess immediately and ask for forgiveness.：
- No matter what is happening, don’t hide yourself and don’t hide the thing happened. Cry out for help immediately. Help! Help! Tell your parents or the church leaders who you can trust about what happen to you immediately. If you are hurt or you hurt somebody, say it out truthfully. If this is your fault that you are tempted to do so or you are misguided to fall into the trap for doing wrong. You will need to:
- Confess your wrong doings and ask for forgiveness. Then you will also need to say sorry to the persons you hurt. The Bible 1 John 1:9 says: “ If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” So, tell the truth and then confess. It is the only way to be forgiven and to resolve the trouble.
Repent and start anew. Don’t be regretful, you will need to let go and learn the lesson and ask the Holy Spirit to help you never do the bad thing again.
But sometimes, we are doing right thing for God, for example, we share gospel to others and was teased by someone. During the lunch time we pray and give thanks to God for the food, someone may be angry at us and play tricks by taking out our lunch box. The devil may try his means to attack us purposely.
If the trouble is because that you are doing right things for God and people hate you or people are jealous of you, don’t be discouraged. After you share your story to your parents or the church leaders and from their response and compliment to your doings that you have confidence you are doing the right thing, then you should be proud of what you are suffering from. Remember the verse Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” You will need courage to overcome the bad situation. Put your faith unto God just like Paul and Silas, never lose your faith keep praying and asking the Holy Spirit to deliver you out of the trouble of the evil one. In the meantime, you would like to receive wise advice from your parents or the church leaders and let them pray for you also give you suggestions how to handle the trouble.
You will need good Christian friends to support you and encourage you, so that you won’t feel lonely. Keep a constant prayer faithfully with someone you can trust. You will need to wait for the good result to come out with patience.