There are times when this scripture speaks to my puzzling human condition and I find comfort in knowing that the author has experienced some of life’s frustrations as I have:
“I do not understand my own actions.
For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate….
I can will what is right, but I cannot do it.
For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do.
Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it,
but sin which dwells within me….
Wretched man that I am!
Who will deliver me from this body of death?
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, I of myself serve the law of God with my mind,
but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.”