God provides Himself not as a resource to temptation, but as your Life. Relationship, not thing.
You experience the first tug of temptation. Soon the tidal wave is there, and it is going to crash you into sin and shame.
It always does so, when your relationship with Him is lacking.
So what do you do?
You first recognize that all Three Persons of the Godhead are in you by Their choice and great desire!
Why is it critically important to know Them in you?
Because in everything, you embrace in your spirit your heavenly Father Who knows how to calm and comfort you.
Have a good imagination as to how your Father calms and comforts you.
Consider it a spiritual bear hug.
He knows what you need and provides Himself in this way to you. Your relationship with Him is unique and personal. God is so great that He can do this for each of us at every moment you need Him. You are not stealing time away from Him for the needs of others!
Maybe in your bear hug, you have a sense of Him in your spirit telling you, “It’s going to be okay. I’ve got you. We’re going to get through this together.” Together? Does that make a difference? Absolutely, for your fears have often been on feeling alone and distant from God. In fact, He is intensely near – He’s one with your spirit!
Your Father does calm and comfort you – it is impossible for Him not to. In effect, you sense, “Are you settled now?” “Yes, Father.” “Ready for Me to show you your Way out of the temptation?” “Yes.” “You know My Answer, My Way, is always Jesus, don’t you?” [smile] “Yes, Father.” [you smile back] “Okay, I’m handing you to Him.”
Another bear hug from your Lord, your Brother Who gave Himself for you and forever lives for you and in you.
Christ is your Life (Col 3:4). You have been redefined in and with Him in the new creation. His intention has always been to be together with you in your spirit (1 Cor 6:17). He has provided Himself to be all and in all (Col 3:11). As your all, He Is All Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, Self-Control, and Everything else. He is love embodied, He is the embodiment of these – these fruit are not to be mistaken as attribute things. He IS All, not HAS all, as if we could cheapen a relationship with Him into merely getting love, patience, etc. from Him. His best Gift is Himself.
All that He Is, He shares with you. After all, you’re no longer your own (1 Cor 6:19-20). You’re now one with Him. He doesn’t live by any of your strengths. He only lives by His Own. Is your faith inadequate? Yes, it always is and always will be inadequate by His design. He designed you for Him. He is gloried by your coming to Him and living by Him.
You were designed to be one with Him and to share His Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, Self-Control, and Everything else. He is the Patience of God. Again, it is incorrect to think He will give you patience. He gives you Himself.
And, specifically in regard to temptation, Christ asks you, “Would you like to share Me being self-controlled in you?” “Are you offering me Yourself to face my temptation in and with me?” “Absolutely, for I’m your life.”
“For we do not have a high priest Who cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:15
Will He overcome your temptation in and with you, if you believe with Him by His faith? Yes, He cannot do otherwise.
[We’ve spoken of The Father and The Son. What is The Spirit doing? The Spirit helps you know Christ The Son Who shows you His and your Father.]