I'm always searching for the answer to "does God tempt us"? A dear friend of mine gave this article to me a few years back. I surf back to it from time to time. It gives me strength, hope that our God doesn't touch evil. He makes all things good, again.
In the first place, trials afford us a means of proving ourselves. One may say that he has faith, but he will never know how strong that is until it is put to the test. It is little wonder, then, that James refers to life's trails, or temptation, as a "proving of your faith". It is not so much the things that come to a person in life as what he does about them., how he meets them, that is of the utmost importance.