Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Battle Within

 Have you ever felt like Paul?

I do not understand what I do.  For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.  Romans 7:15

You are in a battle.  It's flesh verses spirit; good verses evil; God verses Satan.  

So I find this law at work:  When I want to do good, evil is right there with me.  For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members.  What a wretched man (woman) I am!  Who will rescue me from this body of death? 
Romans 7:21-24

If this was the end, we would be in a sorry state.  We want to do good, but find it so hard to do the right thing.  On our own, it is impossible to please God.  But this isn't the end.  God knew that we couldn't do it on our own.  So He made a way.

Thanks be to God - through Jesus Christ our Lord!  
Romans 7:25

Many blessings,


  1. I can't do this life on my own. Praise God He made a way!

  2. Love this! thank God He helps us and goes before us to make a way in whatever we face. It is a battle but with God we can do it!

  3. Have always loved those verses. I still remember first time I read those verses and the struggle I was going through at the time. So encouraging to know that Paul (and every other human out there) struggles just like we do! Great post. Thanks!

  4. Oh that battle with sin but thanks be to Jesus, He made a way!
    Great post Lisa

  5. Praising Jesus for His way out of sin and His way into Him! Love your posts Lisa, always so Word packed and to the point :) Thanks!

  6. Amen Lisa! It's a fierce battle we wage, but with Christ on our side we can prevail. :-)

    Have a Blessed Day!