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Living Free Every Day®
"It happens so regularly that it's predictable. The moment I decide to do good, sin is there to trip me up. I truly delight in God's commands, but it's pretty obvious that not all of me joins in that delight. Parts of me covertly rebel, and just when I least expect it, they take charge.
"I've tried everything and nothing helps. I'm at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn't that the real question?
"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." Romans 7:17-25 MSG
Thoughts for Today
Habits like these have several things in common: They hurt you. They hurt others. And you cannot overcome them by yourself.
Perhaps you have determined to change. For a while things were better and then you found yourself right back where you started. Today's scripture describes the struggle so welleven the apostle Paul fought the battle. But he also learned the answer: Jesus. Only through Jesus can we find complete freedom from life-destructive habits.
Recovery is a process. Developing the habit took time, and overcoming it will too. But with Jesus' help, you can do it.
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