No Sin Will Dominate Me
“My life is constantly in danger, yet I do not forget your instruction. The wicked have set a trap for me, but I have not wandered from your precepts.” Psalm 119:109-110
Mental illness can leave you feeling as if you are constantly in danger. As a result of living in fallen bodies, there’s an imbalance that creates a pull toward darkness that can feel threatening to your mind, emotions, steadiness, abilities, and even your will to live. The wicked enemy of our souls delights in setting traps for us. He is fully aware of medical limitations that create an easy target for his evil temptations.
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞. 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞.
Like the psalmist, we can also declare “yet I do not forget your instruction” and “I have no wandered from your precepts.” Scripture is a lamp for our feet and a light for our path (Psalm 119:105). But in order to not forget or wander from His Word, we must know what it says. There is great, soul-sustaining, healing, correcting, and safety in opening the Bible even when you might not feel much. His Word powerfully transforms and will not fail to renew even the parts of your thinking and perspective that appear to be so held captive by sickness and darkness that hope seems impossible.
Join me in praying: Lord, “Make my steps steady through your promise; don’t let any sin dominate me” (Psalms 119:133) as we crack open the Bible and feast on His promises.