To overcome temptation, James also encouraged believers to focus on the faithfulness of God’s character. In James chapter one, verse 17 tells us that good things are coming down from the Father of lights, so doesn’t it make sense that we should be looking up at Him? That’s why David can say: “Call upon [Him] in the day of trouble” (Psalm 50:15). We can know with confidence that He will be there for us.
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God allowed the Israelites to go through the wilderness to teach them to trust in Him; He allows us to wander in the wilderness for the same reason.