I stumble and fall. I’m frazzled and flustered and berate myself for my mistakes. My humanness gets me in trouble every time. Can’t I do any better than this? But Jesus says that’s why he died on a cross, for me – for my mistakes and humanness, faults and sins, great or small. He can do better when I can’t.
Instead of beating up on myself, I draw near to Him who is near to me and in me. Sure I try my best, but my best is pathetic compared to His best. He can accomplish His best in me. Hallelujah! He has overcome.
Why didn’t I understand this before? I am working out my salvation day by day. Today I understood a secret.