Scripture: James 1:12 and Matthew 4:1-11
Incarnated Jesus was baptized to be like a sinner. And he was tempted to help those who are being tempted (Heb. 2:18). While he was under trial in this reason, he remained steadfast. There are three ways for us to remain steadfast under trial. First, we should know the nature of trial. Second, we need to know the purpose of trial. And thirdly, we should know the words of God.
The nature of trial is that it comes when we don't expect, as it came to Jesus after his prayer and fast. So there's no safe moment. Also, right after one failed, the tempter tried another way, which means that trial is not one time thing. It comes again and again. And the tempter approaches. It happens near me.
The purpose of trial is to break the relationship by making us doubt about God and His promise. That's why he asked 'if' you are the Son of God, although he was the Son of God. That's the tempter's purpose. However, God's purpose to allow the trials is to prove the relationship and to make the relationship deeper.
Every time Jesus was tempted, he used the Scriptures to stand against it. It is the same way for us to remain steadfast under trials. When Satan asked Jesus to make bread so that he can solve the physical problems of human, Jesus came to resolve the problems of spiritual hunger (Deut. 8:3). When the tempter asked Jesus to jump off from the top of the temple so that he can test whether God's words are true or not, Jesus did not listen to him because Jesus' purpose is not to survive on the earth but to save his people from their sins, by obeying the words even to death. Our attitude to God's words is supposed to obey not to doubt and test (Deut. 6:16). When Satan ask Jesus to worship him by promising to give all the world, Jesus refused because God is only one who is worthy of worship and worship is not for us to get something (Deut. 6:13).