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.
“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” Philippians 2:12-13
Dear Lord, thank You for Your patience with Your children. Thank You for leading me each day and teaching me how to walk in Your way.”