Recovery from the “Day After”
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Some days are a struggle. Thoughts invade my quiet time. Frustrations rise out the ashes of stress. Reactions occur when responses are called for.
What’s worse than the struggle of the day is the regret of the day after.
- What was I thinking?
- Why did I react that way?
- Why did I say/think/do that?
- I thought I had killed that giant?
The day after is as important to our growth as the day of. We all will sin. If we didn’t, God’s plan for the world would have been completed once Moses came down from Mount Sinai. But thankfully, God’s plan for the world didn’t stop with the Law. In Jesus, God has created a means for us to overcome sin.
God sent His son to die for us so that SIN no longer has power over our lives. Then when we struggle, and we will struggle, we have grace as a safety line to pull us out of despair into acceptance.
On those days when our “old nature” wins, lean on God’s grace that is freely given through Jesus.
I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 7:21-25
With Christ as the source of our strength, we overcome the “day after” and the “day’s of” become less frequent.
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