When Sin Gets the Better of You…

Last week was a tough week for me. Frustrating. Stressful. Difficult. The weekend was better, but yesterday the stress began to mount and I cracked. Again.

Sin got the best of me. Words came flying out of my mouth that shouldn’t have. I sat down to read my Bible last night and it just happens that I’m reading through Romans right now. With the weight of the days sins hanging over me I read through Romans 7 and 8.

I challenge you, next time you’re filled with regret over a lost battle with sin read these two chapters. I’ve read them many times, but never have they hit me as hard as they did last night. I was comforted as I read of Paul’s own admission to the war raging between his desire to walk in the Holy Spirit and his failures to do so. Then I was uplifted by Romans 8 when it reminded me that because of God’s incredible love and grace I won’t be condemned because I am in Christ. Even more incredible, not only am I not condemned, but I’ve been adopted like a son and made an heir by God. I deserve to be condemned for my sins, but I won’t be. When the pain of sin is heavy, that’s when the reminder of grace is most amazing.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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1 Response to When Sin Gets the Better of You…

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