When We’re Struggling With Sin

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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.

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Written by Nicki Edwards

Nicki promotes a Healthy Lifestyle through encouragement, motivation and love.

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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… Read more »

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.

Amen no turning back.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Yes!! Yes!! Yes!!

Amen!

Amen

Help me oh God

Amen

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

Thank you Jesus Amen

Amen

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