All my son said was, “my leg hurts.” To be honest, this about threw my insides into turmoil. Another extension of myself at the end of an exhausting day was enough to make my head spin. I did not want to help another person for the umpteenth time. My selfishness was very apparent to me in that moment.
This is not something I am proud of. These flaws in me, really show me my shortcomings and remind me again how much I need Jesus. I am far from perfect, but I am so thankful to have a relationship with the one who is perfect!
“My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73:26)
The days that I am “rocking it” in different areas of my life, because of something I think I did well, I am completely missing where my salvation comes from. It is in the failures and recognition of my sin that I am reminded: Jesus alone is my salvation.
“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
When the sin in us rears its ugly head, I hope we are quick to remember that Jesus is always the answer to our heart condition.