For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
Hebrews 2:18, ESV
How great is it that God has known the difficulty of temptation? There is no sin in temptation. Only when we take part in the temptation or let it dwell within our hearts and thoughts does it become a sin. Jesus was tempted in the desert for those forty days and nights after his baptism, yet we know that he was and is without sin. For this reason, Jesus knows what we face and offers us a way out. When we feel tempted and/or overwhelmed, he awaits our call and is always ready to help. We are never left alone but will always have our Lord’s protection. That does not excuse us to go out and do whatever and expect to face no consequences. It only means that during struggles, we can find strength in the arms of our Lord.
Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.