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When We’re Struggling With Sin

struggle with sin

Do you find yourself struggling with sin , bad habits , or falling for the same devices of the enemy over and over again?

Nevertheless, you know what you are doing is wrong, but it’s hard to stop. So maybe you have given over yourself to that habit. The enemy is telling you there is no hope for you. You will never stop doing that “thing”.

Apostle Paul explains in Romans 7:15-18 what is the cause of the sins we struggle with today.

“For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.”

We are made of Spirit and flesh. It is the spirit of God that dwells in us. God breathed life into us. Then there is our flesh the body that houses the spirit man. So our flesh and spirit are at war every day. Each day we wake up, we have a choice to decide who we listen to.

My Pastor once said, “whichever one you want to win (spirit or flesh), that is the one you feed.”

Paul struggled with doing what was right in the sight of God. It’s not that he did not desire to do good. He wanted to do good. I’m sure you along with every child of God want to live a life of Holiness and Righteousness.

I believe every child of God desires to please God. However, our flesh sometimes wins the battle. Sin is something that has to be suppressed. We are from the genealogy of Adam and Eve. It’s in our Adamic nature. But there is HOPE for us.

Our hope lies in Christ Jesus. He is very much aware of the trials we go through. The Lord understands how our flesh works. But Jesus died daily to His flesh. Satan tempted Him. Jesus faced everything we are facing today. But He overcame them… and so can we!

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[a] have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Jesus came to undo the sin that was committed in the Garden between Adam and Eve.

He left us a comforter the (Holy Spirit) who enables us to do the things our flesh cannot do. The Holy Spirit dwells in us, and we must rely on it to guide us.

The Holy Spirit helps us to maintain our salvation. We don’t have to backslide every second because we’re struggling with the same sins. The Holy Spirit will keep us; He is our sustainer.

We often struggle because we don’t listen or rely on the Holy Spirit. We fall victim to our flesh. But our flesh must die daily. The stronger the spirit is, less room there will be for our flesh to get in the way.

If you feel weak, remember the Lord said in 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

You can overcome every sin with the help of Christ. He is there to strengthen us when we are weak.

138 Comments

138 Comments

  1. Nuggets Darbouze

    March 30, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Filled with wisdom we must feed the Spirit and Starve the flesh meaning sin, not your physical body!!!

  2. Cathy Ume

    March 29, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Amen Lord. Thank you Jesus.

  3. Tsatsi Bless

    March 29, 2017 at 4:18 am

    Amen

  4. Thenjiwe Gumpo

    March 29, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Amen

  5. Chantel Ruiters

    March 28, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Amen

  6. Zeno Kambule

    March 28, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    God is awesome

  7. Awiri Sisya

    March 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Amen!!!!

  8. Lucy Shiroh

    March 28, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Amen

  9. Sofhia Umali

    March 28, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Yes Lord Amen. You are my provider my hope my strength

  10. Josephine Ndakumwa Johannes

    March 28, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Amen

  11. Geraldine Alvarez

    March 28, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Amen !!

  12. Chipo Gumbo

    March 28, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Amen

  13. Gemma Quintero

    March 28, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Amen

  14. Muchah Madondo

    March 28, 2017 at 7:18 am

    His Grace is with me but at times l feel so week and discouraged in Prayer.Include me in your Prayers please.

  15. Siang Zi

    March 28, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Amen.

  16. Grace Nikky

    March 28, 2017 at 6:23 am

    God don’t leave me half way please help me to overcome SIN

  17. Jeannie Nichols

    March 28, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Amen we just have to keep listening to Jesus and not fall weak. Satan is there to Steal. Kill and Destroy we have to be stonger than him.Remember we have. been saved by Jesus and washed by his Blood. I have come to far to turn back now.

  18. Miracles Manganye

    March 28, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Amen

  19. Hannathan Malbas Munios Avila

    March 28, 2017 at 5:28 am

    Amen! 🙂

  20. Pamela Becton

    March 28, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Amen

  21. Gloria Harrison

    March 28, 2017 at 3:49 am

    It’s foolish to believe santan lie.And
    to ignore God’s promise. Repent turn back to your first love, Jesus Christ.
    God will meet you at your lowest point.
    Give you mercy, Love and grace.God will
    Give you a testimony of victory in Jesus.
    Don’t ever be a shame will you fall.Know
    that God is just a prayer away.God will
    make a way, For he is the way.And will show you the way.

  22. Lupe Martinez

    March 28, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Amen

  23. Cindy Barrera

    March 28, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Amen

  24. Edna Cacal

    March 28, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Amen

  25. Gloria Davidson

    March 28, 2017 at 2:42 am

    Amen

  26. Charity Onyinyechi

    March 28, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Amen

  27. Terry Daley

    March 28, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Thank you Jesus Amen

  28. Carol Silva

    March 28, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Cami Armijo

  29. Lesha Mitchell Mauricia

    March 28, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Amen

  30. Vanessa Wilson

    March 27, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Yes!! Yes!! Yes!!

  31. Suzan Molemane

    March 27, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Amen

  32. Jacqueline Manning-Simmons

    March 27, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Amen

  33. Pearl Ellison

    March 27, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Amen

  34. Renekia Ward

    March 27, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Krystal Dean we just talked about this earlier

  35. Mbabazi Isabel

    March 27, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Amen

  36. Kathy Yates Walters

    March 27, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Amen

  37. Liji Binod

    March 27, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Praise God

  38. Nkiruka Godwin

    March 27, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Amen oooooo

  39. Nkiruka Godwin

    March 27, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Amen

  40. Christina Jeremiah

    March 27, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Some are not struggling with sin. They’re enjoying every minute of it! Especially sexual sin.

  41. Rebecca Khunoana

    March 27, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Amen

  42. Mercia Lackey

    March 27, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Amen

  43. Vicky Tsado

    March 27, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Amen

  44. Mosa Mphulanyane Thebeagae Tita

    March 27, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    amen

  45. Lilian C Onyema

    March 27, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Help me oh God

  46. Mary Kahoro

    March 27, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Amen

  47. Jeannie Marie Cowan

    March 27, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Amen

  48. Goitsione Shemo

    March 27, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Amen…

  49. Lorenzo Deleon

    March 27, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Amen

  50. Risa Warjri

    March 27, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Amen!

  51. Marlene Christoffersen

    March 27, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Amen!!!’

  52. Purity Kamwaro

    March 27, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Amen..

  53. Ronald Mphande

    March 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Amen

  54. Christine Phillips

    March 27, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    What do you mean “when”. We always are, and if we can’t recognize our constant need for grace then we are in trouble.

  55. Amal Abdallah

    March 27, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Amen thk you father

  56. Bobbie Galloway-Folie

    March 27, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Amen

  57. OG Maryjane Manguardia

    March 27, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Amen..

  58. ShaRon Lacy Crudup-Eskridge

    March 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    ALLELUIA!!! AMEN.

  59. Ida Ashton

    March 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    AMEN

  60. Nora Atamja

    March 27, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Amen

  61. Gu Guu

    March 27, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Amen

  62. Ron Musicman

    March 27, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    those that are born of God DOES NOT SIN

  63. Langmer Veronica

    March 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Amen

  64. Steven Sipioni

    March 27, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Amen

  65. Suzan Semosa

    March 27, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Amen

  66. Rani Klooster

    March 27, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Amen

  67. Rachel Kolohei

    March 27, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Amen

  68. Nakkazi Mary Kiggundu

    March 27, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Amen

  69. Jowang Wangu

    March 27, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Amen

  70. Dorothy Williams

    March 27, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    We must be born again,only the new birth by GOD can keep us from SIN,our flesh can not live without sin because it is weak ,but the spirit of GOD is powerful over SIN with the real new birth done by GOD ONLY.

  71. Carola Timothee

    March 27, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Amen!

  72. Joan Smith

    March 27, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Amen

  73. Myrna Basanez de Venecia

    March 27, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    AMEN.

  74. Ann Nganga

    March 27, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Amen&amen

  75. Eleanor Moreland

    March 27, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    AMEN

  76. Angelina Dowdell

    March 27, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    For one u don’t believe what man saids believe in gods word he’s the only one can break the buried off your shoulders

  77. Alice Manses

    March 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Yes amen

  78. Ashibuogwu Angela

    March 27, 2017 at 11:56 am

    His grace brought me thus far, but i need more of it now, waiting on you lord.

  79. Bonita Kiley

    March 27, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Hallelujah Jesus

  80. Winifer Wilson

    March 27, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Amen I have to help me because I feel that way at times but I know God is with me and so much is this goodness and mercy and love destroy the enemy I keep praying for guideness and to help though what Im going though. Amen thank you Jesus.

  81. Lovely Sharon

    March 27, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Amen help me lord jesus

  82. Ijeoma Alex

    March 27, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Amen thank u Lord

  83. Dawn Lyons

    March 27, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Amen

  84. Tanya Abdulla

    March 27, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Amen

  85. Sharon Addo

    March 27, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Marvin Soepijan

  86. Sybil Joseph

    March 27, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Amen

  87. Zippy Abigail Philips

    March 27, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Amen

  88. Chrissy North

    March 27, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Amen

  89. Anugwa Ngozi

    March 27, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Ameeeeeeeen

  90. Bongibonga Shangase

    March 27, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Thank u for his grace

  91. Mary Vianney Montanez

    March 27, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Amen.

  92. Ludy Khawlhring

    March 27, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Amen

  93. Venessa Fortein

    March 27, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Amen

  94. RosarioBaby ArayaAtienza

    March 27, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Amen

  95. Shiko A. Kamanu

    March 27, 2017 at 8:46 am

    indeed. amen Lord

  96. Bernadeth Equipado

    March 27, 2017 at 8:39 am

  97. Nancy Moraa

    March 27, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Amen

  98. Nishara Sukhdeo Moodley

    March 27, 2017 at 8:28 am

    amen

  99. Be Chay

    March 27, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Amen

  100. Jedida Olilo

    March 27, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Amen

  101. Christila Somu Nair

    March 27, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Amen

  102. Tafadzwa Mapondera

    March 27, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Amen

  103. Esnath Phillip Kwenda

    March 27, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Amen

  104. Siphiwe Ngcobo

    March 27, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Amen

  105. Hoseg Chidi Osinachi

    March 27, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Amen

  106. Joyceline Skinner Bryan

    March 27, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Thank GOD for JESUS

  107. Margret Tavadya Masvanhise

    March 27, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Amen

  108. Ruth Chibesa

    March 27, 2017 at 7:44 am

    amen

  109. Constance Zoulang

    March 27, 2017 at 7:39 am

    AMEN

  110. Oberuaria Igho Dorcas

    March 27, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Amen! Godliness is not a state of sinlessness but a desperation to please God. It’s impossible in d energy of d flesh that’s why we have Jesus Christ.
    Many believers find it difficult to move forward when they make a mistake because of guilt. That’s d devil using it against us.
    God is ever merciful and loving it’s time we forgive ourselves and receive God’s forgiveness then God’s love will overwhelm us then pleasing God will be a delight.
    God bless everyone whose had their share of struggles just as I’ve had, it’s time for us to move forward by His grace. Amen!

  111. Brenda Strall

    March 27, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Amen

  112. Je Villegas Remegoso Ocon

    March 27, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Amen

  113. Nelo Akirika

    March 27, 2017 at 7:29 am

    amen

  114. Lungile Melokuhle Nhlumayo

    March 27, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Amen

  115. Jimmy Galloway

    March 27, 2017 at 7:28 am

    AMEN

  116. Jimmy Galloway

    March 27, 2017 at 7:27 am

    AMEN

  117. Rose Westgarth

    March 27, 2017 at 7:27 am

    There is hope for me

  118. Lekhoane Mpulety Mpule

    March 27, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Amen

  119. Mari Massey Peterson

    March 27, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I struggle

  120. Refilwe Lehloma

    March 27, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Amen!

  121. Ellah Reu Cabaya

    March 27, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Amen

  122. Reolebogile Mmopi

    March 27, 2017 at 7:19 am

    I receive

  123. Tina Keys

    March 27, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Amen

  124. HopeNfaith Riseda

    March 27, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Amen

  125. Reitumetse Tummie Maleka

    March 27, 2017 at 7:16 am

    There’s power and victory in the name Of Jesus

  126. Sibongile Bongi Mhlanga

    March 27, 2017 at 7:13 am

    U gave me courage..thank u

  127. Damaris Kimanzi

    March 27, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Amen!

  128. Joyce Kimani

    March 27, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Amen!!!

  129. Patricialuvthelord Brinkley

    March 27, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Amen

  130. Magdalena Susanna Van Blerk

    March 27, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Amen.

  131. Geneva Blackman

    March 27, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Amen

  132. Geraldine Burnham

    March 27, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Jesus on your side and you have no problems

  133. Busisiwe Mabena

    March 27, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Amen

  134. Uba Tanaka

    March 27, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Gods grace is sufficient indeed!

  135. Namaala Viviam

    March 27, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Amen

  136. Nanaesi Botchway

    March 27, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Amen

  137. Aus Kea Kepadisa

    March 27, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Amen

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