Reasons aren’t excuses. God is fully aware of all my circumstances, but He doesn’t believe in situational ethics. He wants me to keep my attitude and responses in alignment with His Word, regardless of who is right or wrong.
I hear Jesus say, “Do you want Me to defend you, or do you want to defend yourself?” He lets me choose. Why do I struggle with this? Why do I rush in and react, instead of waiting on God?
I know The Lord is my defender, and if I keep my heart right and stay out of the way, He will fight for me. In His time, He will right the wrong and truth shall prevail.
“But Lord,” I say, “this is hard, I just can’t seem to do this. I keep tripping over myself.”
Life is hard. It is bigger than I. I can’t bear it on my own. I’m nothing on my own, but His Word says,
My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV
Jesus knows me, with all my failings, and loves me anyway. He expects me to fall. That’s how I’ll learn to walk. When I call, He hears my cry. He picks me up and says, “Lean on me. Try again.”
Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. Psalms 141:3 NKJV
Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23 NKJV