What do you think? Why is it so hard to understand we are not supposed to take the reins of our own lives? That we are meant to trust God to provide all we need? We might even have figured that yesterday but then again come morning we struggle with it again. Well, this is the sin underneath all our sins. And that’s why need to start again every morning.
Just like Adam and Eve did not trust God to give them the ultimate best, we want to be in control of our own affairs. With the words of Martin Luther: “The sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands”. How true. And so sad. This is why need grace every day of our lives.
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him;
in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
(Psalm 10:4, NIV)
If we try to keep our problems (and sins) to ourselves, we keep worshiping them instead of God. And that feeds our pride, enlarges our egos and increases our need to be in control. Even though we think we are free we are not. In truth, we are just becoming more and more miserable.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:23-24, NIV)
But when we surrender our problems (and sins) to God, we also surrender our egos and control to God. Then we are ready to receive grace upon grace. And grace cures us from pride, the sin underneath all our sins. Then we experience the real freedom. Hallelujah.
Forgive us for trying to forget you.
Our pride leads us astray.
We surrender our egos, problems, and the control to you.
Pour out grace upon grace, Lord.
We need you every single day.
Make us more like you.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Do you struggle with the sin underneath all our sins? How do you deal with it?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you keep on surrendering to God every day of your life!