“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5b
You know the frustration of failing over and over. You want to do better and you try and try, but still, you can’t get it together like you wish you could. Maybe you have an addiction and your family is sick and tired of broken promises. Perhaps you are caught in a lifestyle of immorality and you don’t know how to get out, or it seems too hard to leave it. You may have relapsed into a nasty habit everyone thinks you have overcome and you’re too ashamed to tell anyone you haven’t. You feel stuck in a cycle and you are tempted to lose hope. Please don’t! God loves you more than you love yourself, and He wants to help you have victory over whatever stronghold is strangling you. Failure doesn’t mean you can never succeed, it means you are human and need superhuman help.
It starts with God.
If you believe He’s angry with you, know that He’s provided a way to fix that: confess what you have done and ask His forgiveness. He doesn’t keep nagging about any sin you’ve repented of, so if you hear anymore about it, it’s not from Him. Move on to your problem. Ask for His strength and expect to get it. Ask Him what steps you need to take to begin having victory. When He tells you, believe Him enough to write down what He says. Know that some days will be harder than others and that’s OK. You didn’t get into trouble overnight and getting out may take time, but it begins with a decision to change and a commitment to keep moving forward. Each day is a new chance to make progress. Don’t give up on yourself. As long as you are still alive and willing to go to Him for help, you always have hope. Don’t give up on yourself if God hasn’t. HE HASN’T!