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::Devotional:: ‘I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for….Struggles?’

April 22, 2010

I have found that the most interesting conversations, blogs, articles, lessons, and sermons all center around struggle.  In particular, how someone else struggles in life.  Why is that?  I think it’s because we are all too often deceived into believing lies from the enemy that hinder our walk with the Lord.

The first lie is that everyone else has “it” together and we are the weakest link in our social circle.  I don’t think anyone knows exactly what “it” is and as a friend told me this week, “if we don’t know what ‘it’ is then how can we measure ‘it’ to see who has ‘it’ together and who doesn’t?”  No matter where you go, nobody is without struggle.  Yes, even at church.  In fact, especially at church.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that if we could see our churches as a rehabilitation center for patients who suffer from sin, we’d see a much stronger body of believers.

The second lie is that we  are the worst sinner of them all.  Sometimes we can get to thinking that because we have struggled with something over and over again that we are the exemption clause in the salvation contract.  “All those who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved….unless they are the worst sinner of them all.”  It sounds so juvenile but I’d be lying if I didn’t own up to believe this lie many times in my life.   What about you?

The Bible tells us that we are all sinners but by the grace of God we can be saved through the blood of Christ, forgiven of our sins, and justified before our Holy Father.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.  Romans 3:23-24

I struggle, you struggle, we all struggle.  That’s what makes us stronger and helps us mature in the Lord.  It’s ok to admit it.  Let’s not live in the lies of the enemy but grow in the grace of God today.

-Stay Rooted Col. 2:7-

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Pat Turner permalink
    April 22, 2010 7:49 am

    I know what you mean by struggles in life. I have struggled through finances. It is hard trying to make ends meet.

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