Forgiven

“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.” Romans 7:21-23 MSG

Recently, I found myself struggling with an addiction. For every time I let my flesh lead me, the feeling of guilt that came afterwards outweighed whatever satisfaction I hoped to achieve. It wasn’t something I was proud of. I really wanted to quit the act but like Paul said in Romans 7:17-20, I found myself doing things I never wanted to do.

“But I need something more! For if I know the law but still can’t keep it, and if the power of sin within me keeps sabotaging my best intentions, I obviously need help! I realize that I don’t have what it takes. I can will it, but I can’t do it. I decide to do good, but I don’t really do it; I decide not to do bad, but then I do it anyway. My decisions, such as they are, don’t result in actions. Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time.” (Romans7:17-20.) MSG Version.

I know I needed help but I had no one to run to. The more I told myself that I won’t let sin win this fight, the more I found myself sinking deep into the act. One day, I sincerely poured out my heart to God. I told Him how much I needed Him to pull me out from this “well of addiction” that I had fallen into. I cried so hard and reached out to God for help and He pulled me out of darkness. He delivered me from the addiction that had taken a hold of my life.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1 KJV.

One thing is sure; God had been present all along. His hands were stretched open for me to reach out but I couldn’t see because I was too focused on trying to help myself and I kept dwelling on my mistakes. It is good to feel remorse but you must realize that God sees you and calls you His own. He calls you FORGIVEN. Quit dwelling on your past and present mistakes. Embrace the forgiveness that Jesus has provided for you and receive His strength today to live right.

If you’ve been struggling with an addiction or anything you’re not proud of but find yourself constantly doing it, I would like to let you know that Daddy isn’t angry with you; He isn’t ashamed to call you His Son or Daughter.

You are God’s beloved. All you need to do is reach out to Him for help; He is willing to help. He doesn’t want you to act like “Superman”. Daddy is aware of your weaknesses and ever ready to walk you through your life journey. Beloved, sin has no hold on you. You’re healed and forgiven.

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