Sometimes temptation catches us off guard; one minute everything is fine, and then the next minute everything seems to be falling apart. Don’t panic! This is the way of the Christian life; it means that you’re walking in the footsteps of Christ. Jesus had moments of glory—like at His baptism—and He had moments of temptation, like in the wilderness. In the same way, you will have moments of glory and moments of temptation. Hang in there, suffering with Christ, knowing that you will also see the glory of Christ.
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. (1 Peter 4:12,13 ESV)