Some human natures “explode out”….
while others “cave in”.
Both are bent on self-destruction.
Which are you?
I tend to “cave in”.
If you have had this revealed to you by the Spirit of Truth in your daily life,
then He will also show you “the Deliverer”. Only His freeing ways of love can lead
us to deliverance from our self-destructing human nature.
He will not force us, but He will present us with a choice.
It is marvelous and painful to see our own self-destructive nature….and detest it.
But, to see it and try to free our self will only lead to self pity and despair
because it is a hopeless venture.
And, we will really sink down lower than we thought we could ever be.
I’ve been there…many times.
Thankfully, as Corrie Ten Boom said,
“there is no pit too deep that God’s love for us is not deeper still”. (loosely quoted)
And in that place, our Deliverer, the Lord Jesus Christ, is waiting for us to look to Him and “give up” on our own inability to try and save our self.
He’s made it easy.
We continue to make it difficult.
“Help me, Jesus!” (the most effective petition I know)
“This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.”