The apostle Paul talks about his frustration of continuing in sin despite abiding by God’s word. He said, “the commandment is holy, righteous and good” Romans 7:12. Yet as much as he tried to live according to God’s word, he kept on failing. According to him, “… I have the desire to do what is good but I cannot carry it out” Romans 7:18. He also said, “I do not understand what I do, for what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do…for I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do, this I keep doing”. Romans 7:15-19
If you find yourself in such situation, buried in sin, day after day, despite your efforts to uphold the laws of God, and you start feeling guilty or useless, remember God’s word, “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” Romans 8:1. Keep rebuking your feelings of failure, uselessness and disappointment, ask The Holy Spirit for strength, decide you will turn this around and he will reconcile you with no condemnation. Let your faith to be upright remain in God, let the scripture not your feelings, feed your attitude, there is a huge principle in Scripture throughout Romans, Galatians, Ephesians and Corinthians, understand God does not demand perfection from you, he just want you to have faith in your abilities – through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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Absolutely insightful, God bless you sir.