For some time, when I have been beset by those temptations that are a thorn in my flesh, I have thought of the message to Paul in his trials, “My grace is sufficient for thee.” Usually, holding this thought is sufficient, and the cloud is lifted.
Today, the demons were particularly annoying, insistent. Then Lo! I saw before me Peter in the boat and Jesus calling him. In loving, trusting, innocent response to that call, Peter stepped out and walked on the water. Just so, Jesus calls me to step out in love, trust, and innocence and He will enable me to walk cheerfully over the world, its temptations and its troubles.