I have never known anyone who was altogether happy with their lives. Always there is some flaw, some shortcoming, some fault, some proverbial “fly in the ointment.” Someone has said that there is some good in the worst of us and some bad in the best of us. Paul, writing to the church at Rome said, “I do not understand what I do. What I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” (Romans 7:15)
Most people would like to change some part of their lives. The problem is that we repeatedly look for help in the wrong place. We are too much like a man found crawling around under a street light. A police officer asked, “What are you looking for?” The answer was, “My house key!” “Where did you lose it?” “Over there in the dark by my door.” The officer asked, “Why are you looking under the street light?” “Because,” the man answered, “There is no light over there.” The Apostle Paul cried out in agony, “Who will rescue me from this body of death?” His immediate answer was, “Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 7:24-25)
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