Old habits are hard to break, nigh impossible. Please dear God, I can’t make it. Take this from me. I am weak!
For those of us tired of fighting and losing, these are the desperate cries from out of the depths of our souls. Over time we learn that we are called to these deep broken places by God Himself–a loving Father who understands and who waits for us to concede we are powerless, already defeated, and utterly incapable of doing anything about it.
Psalm 42:7 echoes our deference and final release: “Deep calleth unto deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.”
We offer our brokenness. He steadfastly levels all the jagged edges of our rock-stubborn pride. That’s the deal. Day after day, bit by bit, the waterfall smooths the stone, transforming each surrendered soul into the image of His Son. And all the shouts of Victory! are His, not ours.
Old habits are hard to break, but they are breakable.
I hope this encourages you to stop fighting in your own strength today.
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