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Broken Down? Build Back Up!

Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.
Proverbs 25:7

It almost breaks my heart to read that scripture. Self-control comes so easy in some areas of my life, but in others, I fail.

My biggie is food. I have tried to tell myself that food is fuel for my body just as gas is fuel for my vehicle. If I put too much gas in my car that gassy smell is overwhelming. If I put too much food in my belly, well, you know what happens.

I love to eat. I love to cook. I love to try new recipes – even healthy ones.

What can I do? Where can I go? I certainly cannot give up and let myself go. I have to run straight to God, my Father.

His Word says in 1 John 1:8 & 9 “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

I claim right here that I am not “without sin”. I hear that loud and clear, but the relief comes when He forgives me through confession to Him.

I may not have self-control in all areas in my life, but thank goodness for forgiveness. Forgiveness does not give me permission to sin, but permission to confess my sins, all of them, to Him.

My sin may cause breaks in my “city walls”, but His forgiveness builds them back up again.

Thank you, Lord, for Your forgiveness. In You we are not broken, we are whole.

Susan P.

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