Only God really knows how much more you can truly handle. But this much is true – God will never be beyond his ability to give you his presence, his power, and his comfort in any moment of need in your life.
Our confession – literally, our agreement with God that our sin is offensive – is prerequisite to experiencing his cleansing power, but our confession doesn’t actually earn or merit his forgiveness. Forgiveness simply flows out of the goodness of God who is always true to his own nature.
Pray, acknowledging the holiness of God and praising him for his awesome perfection. And thank him that he has made a way and offered us grace and forgiveness. And ask him to help you live under grace continually.
In walking humble, we get to walk closely to the One who forgives, who cleanses, who heals, who restores. We get to walk closely to the ultimate Victor over all of the powers of darkness within us and around us.
The beauty of His ways… when He is so real and so big to me that I need no other thing, person, job, money, fame, to satisfy me… well, then I am free. Free to love people. Free to chase dreams. Free to stand for justice. And free to be a champion of grace.
Lust, greed, jealousy, envy, addiction to pleasure… they’re all powerful tendencies, but none of them is a bigger problem than the tongue. So, often, the pathway to mastering those challenges is to overcome the bigger challenge first – the tongue.