Prone to Wander
The Apostle Paul stated it so well in Romans 7
15For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.
Daily finding myself wrapped in doubt, fear, complacency, just plain sinful actions. I often become so overwhelmed, feeling like I am battling against something that no one else understands or feels. Disappointed with myself for not being willing to turn 180 degrees and go the other way. But even Paul faced the struggle. I am not alone. Christ was tempted in all ways:
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)
Struggles. Are. Real. Freedom. Is. Attainable.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
I love the words of the hymn writer.
Today, and most days, the struggle…the conflict within…the choices are present. Where do I go to find my strength? I cannot find it within myself. I must go to a ROCK that is higher than I.
from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,