“Make my steps steady through your promise; don’t let any sin dominate me.” Psalm 119:133
Do you ever feel like sin has a hold on you? There have been times in my life where I cannot seem to get a handle on my actions. The harder I would try, the more I seemed to fail, and then guilt would send me away from God instead of to Him. But the more I understand the faithfulness of God and the closer I draw to Him, holiness increases and sin, while still a struggle, is easier to forgo. There is a comfort in knowing God is faithful to His character, and knowing this, I know I can bring my sin to the cross.
When my struggles are at their highest, I find that my reliance is on myself and usually doesn’t involve God. My steps are nothing but steady. If we want to live a life of righteousness, we must cry out to God. We must be proactive because the closer we get to God and the more we seek to be like Him, the less likely we will be dominated by our sin.
Spending time in God’s promises helps us to know the character of God. When we trust in God’s promises, we can overcome sin. God promises to never leave or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:8). He can sympathize with our weaknesses (Hebrews 4:15), and He is always faithful, even when we are not (2 Timothy 2:13).
To make our steps steady, we must spend time getting to know God through His Word, His character, and His attributes. We bring our struggles to Him, and we grow as we grow close to Him. Sanctification isn’t perfection—but it is progress; God will continue to grow us until the day of completion. Get to know our good God, sisters. Rely on Him and His promises—He is faithful always.
Father, I thank You that through Your promises my steps are steady. I think You that sin does not have to dominate me because I can look to You and the cross. When I fail, Your faithfulness prevails, and Your love never gives up on me. I thank You that I can always trust in Your character. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
What are some of the promises of God in which you cling to? How does knowing God and His character allow us to move closer to Him and away from sin?