Release from Self-condemnation

Devotions for those who are weary of feeling not good enough, regardless of the source of those feelings.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Have Thine Own Way

As I move away from what some call food addiction but what is, in my own life, just a sinful, unrelenting desire to have things my own way, I am aware of how tiring it is to carry the sin of refusal to submit to God in everything. 

In reference to those who carried their idols with them from camp to camp, Isaiah 46:1b tells us that the things we carry with us become burdensome to us.  Matthew Henry's concise commentary on this verse says "What we were sick for, God can make us sick of."*

This is hopeful.  I don't have to be bound by my own desires.  I can pray, "Have thine own way, Lord..." 

And I do. 

*Matthew Henry references Isaiah 46:1 in his commentary on Judges 4:17-24, where this quote can be found.  

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