A loser. A sinner.
I can’t keep my house clean. I can’t keep my kids from bickering. My dinner was a tasteless disaster. I snapped at my husband. I yelled at my kids.
Is anyone still with me?
I hate those days when it seems like I can’t do a single thing right.
It is during these times, though, that I feel the deepest need for the cross of Christ and the redemption therein.
It is then that I am sure I absolutely can not do this thingcalled life on my own power. I need something greater than myself. I need strength. I need forgiveness.
It is then that I can feel mercy at its deepest level. In turn, I can feel mercy more deeply when I look at others who make a royal mess of things.
Thanks to our loving God for his plan of redemption! I do not have to be perfect to be loved, to be saved!
21So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23but 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. 24What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! (Romans 7)