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When We Blow It Again

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.  Romans 8:1-2 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Just when I think I am making progress in an area, I turn around and blow it again.

After listening to someone share how they blew it by losing their patience over a very small matter when their sincere intention was to keep calm in a disagreeable situation, I was reminded of how a similar thing had happened to me.

I wasn’t looking to lose my control and say things I didn’t mean to say. And yet a simple conversation and small disagreement with my husband spiraled into heated words, and I blew it again with my tongue.

When it was over, I was madder at myself than my husband was mad at me. For him, it blew over quickly, but I continued to punish myself with a question: “Why did I do it? I didn’t want to do it. But I did it. It was so trivial and stupid.”

I am prone to sin. The apostle Paul was too. He wrote, I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do Romans 7:15 NIV.

The battles that rage inside us often ring with condemnation: Why can’t I do a better job of reigning myself in? Why did I do something I didn’t even want to do?

The answer lies in Jesus Christ. There is now no condemnation for those who keep blowing it when we are in Christ Jesus. He took care of that for us. It is part of my inheritance as a born again believer and child of God. Will I blow it again? Probably. Do I want to? No. Will God’s grace cover me when I do? Yes.  

Accept God’s beautiful gift of no condemnation.

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Kathy Cheek

Kathy Cheek has been a writer for the Christian market for fifteen years. She has written two devotionals, First Breath of Morning: Where God Waits for You Every Day and Clay: Reflections on the Life God Is Shaping in Us. She and her husband live in Dallas, Texas, and have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and grandchildren who also reside in the Dallas area. You can visit her at www.kathycheek.com.