|Posted by Dr. Kay Wayman on February 8, 2013 at 1:15 PM|
A wise woman once said, "The person I have the most trouble with is the person I see in my mirror every day.
Surely this is an honest admission. What Christian has not sincerely grieved over their own spiritual shortcomings: over "doing those things I ought not to have done and leaving undone those things I ought to have done."
No follower of Christ was ever more acutely conscious of this very trait and tendency than the apostle Paul. We might take comfort from this thought. But to allow ourselves to be trapped in Satan's snare...wallowing in despair...is to disparage the limitless, liberating grace of God.
Let us then not linger in this valley of spiritual desolation. There is a way to get rid of "troublesome you," or "troublesome me." The cry, "Who will rescue me? (Romans 7:24) echoes to the very throne of God. The reply, ringing with triumphant deliverance and assurance, echoes to our very ears.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1).