I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. Romans 7:19 NLT
That conflict is something almost everyone can identify in their life regarding a particular thing or season. You know what is right; you plan to do what is right but then you find yourself doing exactly the opposite. It’s the struggle of every child of God. So what do you do when you find yourself in the struggle? Do you throw your hands up and say, “It’s hopeless!”
The Apostle Paul wrote Romans and he is the last person you would expect to have this issue, but that was his experience. The struggle is not confined to people by race, age or gender. People of faith like to think that those struggles apply to the weak in faith. Unfortunately, that is false; everyone goes through this struggle. But there is hope in the struggle.
The struggle is real but Jesus in your life makes the difference. Many times, the desire to do good is there but the strength to do what is good is lacking. So what can you do? “The answer, thank God, is that Jesus Christ can and does. He acted to set things right in this life of contradictions where I want to serve God with all my heart and mind, but am pulled by the influence of sin to do something totally different.” Verse 25 MSG.
The answer to the conflict is Jesus Christ, our Lord. He makes the difference in your life. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.” Your relationship with Jesus Christ is your hope in your struggle. Romans 8:2 says, “And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.” There is hope in your struggle.
Thought for Today: Jesus Christ frees from the power of sin
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.