“My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word” (Psalm 119:28).
We can be astoundingly consistent and persistent in yearning and longing for sin. We promise never again. We insist that we will pursue God and his righteousness with all our heart. And a few minutes after we’ve prayed that, something triggers and we’re right back to square one with our sin and temptation.
I wish I could tell you the secret to overcoming this.
If you know how, PLEASE tell me how!
What is truly amazing about God is his faithfulness and steadfast love for repeat, rebellious sinners like you and me. You see, his love and faithfulness toward us doesn’t depend on us. It has everything to do with who God is and his character. Because God is God, because God is loving, because God is kind, because God is faithful he forgives and he loves.
How do we know this? The Bible tells us about God’s character.
So when you find yourself in a bout of depression and sorrow, turn to God’s word and find rest.
For the Christian, a failure is never failure as long as the Christian never quits repenting and striving after God.