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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

This Must Be the Remedy. Advent Day 3. December 3, 2013

I’m broken.
I suck at life sometimes.
I am a horrible Christian most of the time.
I have cracks and crevasses that I try to fill with things of the world
but thus far,
it hasn’t really worked out for me.
Not at all.

But I am finding that the more I fail,
the more Jesus proves to be the exact remedy that I need.

I love Paul a ridiculous amount.
He was so inspired, it’s insane.

In Romans he has this awesome verse that basically sums up each day of the life of a Christian.

“What I do, I do not understand. For I do not do what I want, but I do what I hate.” Romans 7:15

I sin.
I don’t understand why.
I don’t do good when really,
that’s what I want to do.
Instead, I just sin some more.  

These words of Paul seem to really speak to the human race.
The majority of us don’t want to be bad,
we don’t want to sin.
We want to do good
but we find ourselves sinning some more.

Major fail.

But remember that Jesus proves to be the perfect remedy to each of our failings?

Sirach was talking about man’s free will.
Basically Sirach was saying,
you can’t blame God for your sin.
Well why not?
The reason that you cannot blame God for your sin is because
you have free will and…

“For what He hates, He does not do.” Sirach 15:11

almost shrieked in pure joy when I realized this connection.
The very thing that Paul says we, as humans, suck at
Sirach says the Lord succeeds at.

Paul says we do not do what we want but what we hate.
Sirach says that the Lord do not do what He hates.

He is the remedy.

Where I am broken,
He is there to heal my brokenness.
Where I suck at life,
He is there to show me how to succeed.
When I fail at being a Christian,
He is the perfect example.
Where I have cracks and crevasses,
He is there with His healing remedy to fill them.  

He truly is the remedy.
The perfect remedy.


  1. My personal opinion? I am a broken mom and wife. People oft tell me that I am such a great mom and a wonderful wife, but I don't see it that way. I know me. I know what I have done and what I have failed to do. Even in the midst of my failures, I know that Our Lord still loves me...in spite of me. I know that He created me to be this wonderful woman that will glorify Him in all I say, all I do, and all I think...it is a long road to become her, and I get discouraged when I fail...then there He is...there He is, picking up the broken pieces...again.

    I look forward to the day when He will not have to pick up these broken pieces and mend them. I look forward to the day when I become the woman He created me to be. (deep sigh)

    Loving Our Lord, more and more each day.
    Denise O

  2. http://youtu.be/zEoehrIsKZQ

  3. This totally made me think of this song...