Thanks Be To God! [Romans 7]
22For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, 23but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members. 24Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? 25Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.
Paul described the every day struggle we face, the struggle between the flesh and the Spirit in us. The battle is in the mind where the choice is made as to who we will follow. However, without Jesus and His grace, we still can't choose to walk in the Spirit and find inner peace. This daily battle can only be won as we bow before God and surrender our struggles to Him and ask Him to empower us to do His will. Thanks be to God through Jesus our Lord...who sets me free from the body of this death.
We praise you God that in our daily struggles between our inner man and our flesh that Your grace is abundantly available to strengthen our inner man and win the battles. Cause us to keep going to you each day for every struggle exchanging our wretchedness for your ability. Amazing Grace!