Have you failed? Is there a sin that easily besets you? Do you feel like a
weakened coward, unable to get the victory over secret sin? But with that
weakness in you, is there also a consuming hunger for God? Do you yearn for
Him, reach to Him? That hunger and thirst is the key to your victory. That
makes you different from all others who have been guilty of failing God. That
sets you apart. You must keep that hunger alive. Keep thirsting after
righteousness. Never justify your weakness, never give in to it, and never
accept it as a part of your life.
Faith is your victory. Abraham had weaknesses; he lied, almost turning his wife
into an adulteress. But Abraham “believed God, and it was counted unto him as
righteousness.” God refused to hold his sin against him—because he believed!
Sure, you have failed. Maybe yesterday—or even today! But do you believe
Jesus has the power to ultimately free you from sin’s power? Do you believe the
cross of Jesus means sin’s bondage is broken? Do you accept the fact that He has
promised to deliver you from the snare of Satan?
Let me tell you exactly where I believe the victory lies. Let your heart accept
all the promises of victory in Jesus. Then let your faith tell your heart, “I
may not be what I want to be yet but God is at work in me, and He has the power
to loose sin’s hold on me. It may be little by little, but the day will come
when faith will conquer. I will not always be a slave. I am not the devil’s
puppet and I will not be his victim. I am a weak child of God, wanting the
strength of Jesus. I am going to come forth as pure gold tried in the fire. God
is for me! I commit it all to Him who is able to keep me from falling and
present me faultless before the throne of God—with exceeding great joy.”