Understanding the problem from God's point of view:
Joshua 1:8 , Ps. 19:11 , Matt. 7:20-27 -If you hear God's word and do it, you will be blessed and your ability to discern good and evil will be increased.
l Cor. 10:13 ; 2 Cor. 4:7-10 , 12:9-10 -God will not allow believers to be tested or tempted beyond what they can bear. He gives you His grace and strength to endure every test and resist every temptation so that you never have to sin.
Heb. 4:12 , 15-16 ; Jere. 23:29 ; l Pet. 2:3-4 ; Jn. 15:3 , 2 Tim. 2:15-The word of God is the perfect psychiatrist which searches to the zenith of one's being to arouse an awareness of one's immortal spirit; it discerns one's thoughts and motives, it exposes the kind of person one is, it burns and consumes the heart, the conscience of men, crushes the hardness of man's heart, it grows and builds up the believer and is the measuring instrument by which one receives the approval of the Lord.
Phil. 1:6 ; 1 Pet. 1:5 ; Deut. 7:9 -As you study the word, God begins the good work in you, He will keep you by the power of God through faith unto salvation. When I suffer according to the will of God and commit my soul to Him in well-doing, He will see me through.
James 1:22-24 ; Jn. 14:23-23 ; Rom. 6:11-13 , 17-18 -If you do not become a doer of the Word, you deceive yourself and show your lack of love for the Lord, and deny the reality of His life within you.
Gen. 4:5-7 ; Matt. 15:18-20 ; Eph. 4:22-24 ; Col. 3:9-10 -I am not to live my life based on feelings. All feelings do is to reveal the root of my flesh and my heart. I am to do what God's word says to do, and by acting on His word this changes the root of my being. It is not what we do with things that makes us either good or bad, spiritual or carnal, it is the heart that determines the character of the activity. A man is not made unclean by things, he is made unclean because of his polluted heart. It is the heart that must be changed.
James !:19, Prov. 14:12
, Isa. 55:8-9
-Our thoughts are to follow
God's thoughts, and our actions are to be controlled and that
by reason. The words that I speak and the actions I take are to
be under the control and influence of the Holy Spirit.