The Struggle

For some, the struggle to do what is right is a daily fight. This struggle includes making wise decisions, being considerate of others, standing up for justice, doing what God says to do, and do it well. Why is this struggle so great?

The struggle to do right is greater because it is so much easier to give in to temptation. It is easier to think and act selfishly. It is easier to cuss someone out than to think about how to say what you want to say. It is easier to go along to get along than to stand on principles aligned with God’s Word.

If the struggle to do right was easy, many people would be saved and living abundant lives. But it is so much easier for people to live unsaved, without thinking about the consequences of their action, and how what they do impacts others. Since there are so many people struggling to live–without fear, without concern about finances or what the economy will bring or what the politicians will do, we know the struggle is real, we know there are people who have yet to find peace with Jesus, who are yet unsaved.

Lord Jesus, help us in our struggles to do what is right and help others to do the same. Help us to fight the good fight of faith in You, not self. Help us to resist the devil and watch him flee from us.

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16 thoughts on “The Struggle

  1. Yes, this is speaking directly to me. I have to check myself daily and sometimes have a conversation with myself about this very thing. I wish it came easier and was just in my nature like it seems to be for some people, but it’s not so I have to always be aware and not let my guard down. Great post! Thank you for it.

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  2. I join my prayer to yours, Mary, that Jesus help us in our struggles to do what is right. May we rely upon his strength to make wise choices!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for becoming a follower. I am honored you find the posts meaningful.

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  3. have struggled the past two days and just finally prayed out loud this morning to Jesus to release the burdens and help me start fresh and not feel bad, and just work harder at loving people and God!

    good read. ty

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    • Know that we are never alone and that He is with you always. We sometimes forget we’re humans, subject to falling short, but He never stops loving us and is always waiting for us to seek Him. Praying for you in Jesus’ name!

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