“We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.” Romans 7:14-17
People feel as if their sin controls their life. They think that no matter what they do, they can never get away from their past. But do you not believe in a God that is almighty and powerful? A higher being that loves and cares for you no matter your background. God knows each one of us inside and out. Each thought, experience, idea that we have-God knows before we do. God created us each in our unique way. He knows that we are going to go through sin and misunderstandings. These struggles make us believe more and more. Lean on Him when you feel no one will hold you up. Cry to him when you feel pain. Talk to him when you are struggling with human problems. He is always listening.
God guides people that struggle with sin. Take Paul for example who is writing this scripture. Before Paul, he was Saul, a crusader whose only intention was to stop the mission of Christians. God used Paul to reshape the world we live in. He showed Paul that he is more than just a human being, but one created by him, a human being with an abundance to give the world. We are all living a life like Paul, looking for our purpose in this crazy world around us. Today ask God, what are my next steps? Where do you want me to serve in your world?
Prayer: God open our hearts to you. Hear our problems again and teach us our next steps. God let us learn from our sins so we can grow closer to you. Show us that you are always listening and holding us in our times of need. Let us feel your presence around us as we come to you in our struggle. Thank you, God, for always picking us up as we look to you. You are an amazing God, one beyond our imagination. We thank you today, and every day, Amen.
submitted by Kurt Hamilton