The Civil War is still going on

Do you relate the following Scripture inspired by God through Paul?

'21 It seems to be a fact of life that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. 22 I love God's law with all my heart. 23 But there is another law at work within me that is at war with my mind. This law wins the fight and makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.24 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin? 25Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord.'

I love the honesty of these words because if you are human (which I assume you are if you're reading this), you can most definitely relate.  Indeed, every morning when you and I wake up, we wake up to an internal civil war.  The enemy is Satan, and he has powerful weapons.  He launches missiles into our mind called lies, guilt, and discouragement. 

Through these attacks he sidelines us and deceives us into finding comfort in things other than God and then he piles on the guilt and tries to push us further down in the pit.  I love the ending of this little passage though....it's like a radiant sunrise bursting forth and dispersing the heavy darkness....'Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord.'  The moment that we turn back to Jesus and the completed work of forgiveness and redemption at the cross, the devil is DONE.  He has no defense for what Christ did on the cross.  

Remember Romans 8:1, 'Therefore there is now NO CONDEMNATION for those who are in Christ Jesus.'  So when you start to get beat down today....remember....the answer is in Jesus Christ!

In Christ,

Brian