I don’t know about you but there are so many things I do that I shouldn’t.

There are things I say without thinking and things that I do that hurt others and myself.

Why am I like this.

Romans 7:19-24  For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do–this I keep on doing.  Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.  So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members.  What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death.

This scripture says it all, I do these things because of sin living in me, I am a wretched woman.

But I have hope because…

Galatians 1:3-5  Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,  who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,  to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ gave himself for us, for you and for me. He came to rescue us from the sin within us and the evil around us.

Sometimes this is so hard to fathom, that He would do this for me, the wretched woman that I am.

But he did and now with Jesus we are no longer wretched, but we are redeemed by the blood of the lamb.

I’ve been redeemed
by the blood of the Lamb.
I’ve been redeemed
by the blood of the Lamb,
I’ve been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb,
saved and sanctified I am.
All my sins are washed away,
I’ve been redeemed.


25 thoughts on “WHY DO I DO IT?”

    1. You are probably right, we are both wretched (sigh), but joy comes in being redeemed. Amazing how we can be 1000’s of miles apart and still be going through the same challenges in life. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings

  1. I’m just like you, Sharon. I keep doing things I don’t want to do. But I’m learning bit by bit that it’s not really me who does them. And God loves me as much. And He knows that if I’m let alone, I will do those things, because I can’t do anything better. But He is here with me, and with Him, I CAN do better!

  2. I have been delighting in His rescue recently – to know that He accepts my wretched being with arms open wide, that He longs to forgive me and offer me atonement. What a beautiful God we serve!

  3. How often I fail and do the very things I do not wish to do. This is where I was today, yelling my frustrations even while I told myself not to. I am grateful He has redeemed me!

  4. Me too! It’s sad at times to realize how much indwelling sin is still there. What a Savior we have who redeemed us “while we were yet sinners” (Rom. 5.8) and never lets us go!

    Thanks for reminding us and for linking up at Mondays @ Soul Survival. Pinning on my Mondays @ Board. Blessings!

  5. How beautiful is His amazing grace! I am so thankful that you brought those two scripture passages together – I know my mother struggles with that first passage because she doesn’t understand grace. She dwells in the place of condemnation – not where Christ would have any of us stuck. There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
    Thanks for sharing,

    1. Thank you so much Kamea for stopping by and sharing with me today. No condemnation is just wonderful and I pray that your mother comes to see how great that is. Thanks and blessings.

  6. Lovely! My sister and I often talk about being stuck in “Romans 7” and then we remind each other that Romans 8 is coming! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us at Grace and Truth last week.
    Jen @ Being Confident of This

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