Have you ever had an ‘Ah Ha’ moment when you realize that you need to change? I have been doing the same things, and they are not working anymore. There is some power in admitting that you need to change and speaking those words out loud. I had all these thoughts festering inside of my head, and I told my husband, and he already knew, but he was glad that I said them out loud. I started to hate my bad habits. I am sinning against God, and I don’t want to. How do I stop my bad habits? How do I really change? I am not entirely sure how to make myself change, however I am sure that I will trust in God to help me through it. I keep thinking about how I am supposed to turn my back on sin and turn fully to God. I have been wondering what exactly that means. I think I must let go of control of how I will change, and be in an unknown area. Its like taking a step, not knowing if you will fall. It is hard to let go and put all my trust in the Lord. I know God does great wondrous things. So, now its time to take a step forward, not knowing exactly what will happen, but knowing God will not let me fall.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
–Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
When God makes us promises, he keeps them. We keep sinning and making mistakes, and God keeps forgiving us. There is such a burden with sin. It weighs us down, like being chained down, unable to move freely. We feel like there is no way out, until we call upon the Lord in the depth of our troubles. The Lord will break away the chains and break down gates to lift us back up.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness,
and broke away their chains.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
for he breaks down gates of bronze
and cuts through bars of iron.
–Psalm 107:13-16 (NIV)
God will help us and lift us up. If you feel like you need change in your life, please join me in praying to God and taking a step into the unknown, knowing God will not let us fall.
“For no word from God will ever fail.”