I would like for my life verse to be something good like,

Philippians 4:12

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

or

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

But more often than not, the verse that fits me is

Romans 7: 19 —

For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do–this I keep on doing.

Am I the only one who identifies with Paul as he writes those words? Sometimes I think I must be the only one.

You see, I have all these goals or things I want to accomplish:

  • Bible Study and prayer
  • Post my Pastor’s sermons
  • write novels with evangelistic messages
  • volunteer work to help needy people

But instead of doing those things of far greater value, I watch TV or daydream or worry about what someone else has.

Verse 24 of  Romans 7 asks the question, Who will rescue me from the body of death?

Paul doesn’t leave us hanging with the answer.

Verse 25 says Thanks be to God–through Jesus Christ our Lord!

He is always the answer.

24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!