So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin. Romans 7:21-25
There are times in our lives when we could have written the same words Paul uses to describe his torment and his victory. It’s not often we get a glimpse into what someone is thinking, which happens to mirror our own thinking.
The short version of this passage is this: Jesus Christ not only can but will deliver us when we call on Him, any day of the week, at any point in our walk with Him. It’s as simple or as complex as we care to make it. No temptation is too big or small for His deliverance. Everyone reading this knows the power of Jesus Christ over sin. We also all know the power of sin in our lives when we let it become more than it should.
The “temptation” we often have is to wait until we actually “need” Him to call on Him. In reality, when we begin needing Him before we’re in temptation, it’s much easier to walk away sin-free.