You Are Not the Problem—Sin is the Problem
You feel isolated in all of things you are bearing alone.
You feel the shame slowly creeping up to your heart, right about to overflow.
You feel guilt in the pit of your stomach.
You feel like the grasp of sadness around your whole body will never let up.
You may feel one, two, or all of these—keep reading. You are not alone.
I have made one of the biggest mistakes in life. I have been so absorbed within my own life, goals, aspirations, and success that I lost sight of everyone around me.
People are struggling. People are struggling and putting on a perfect appearance in order to keep a perfect dandy life for us. You may not realize it but there are so many people struggling on the inside.
People are struggling with the guilt, shame, sadness, bitterness, anxiety, and every other negative emotion because of the sin they struggle with. They think they are the problem but no; SIN is the problem.
They continue to blame themselves and they continue to allow their sin to define them. I am here to tell you right now; you are not the problem. I have been in your shoes before. The worst thing about struggling with a sin, is keeping it a secret and not telling anyone. Let me tell you, the truth will most definitely set you free (John 8:32).
Every sin that you have commited, Christ has paid it on the cross. HE PAID IT ALL. You are no longer a slave to your sin; you are no longer in bondage. You have been set free because God so loved the world that He sent His only Son to die on the cross for your sins (John 3:16). If you are a child of God, Jesus paid it all for you.
When Jesus was on that cross, He thought of you. He died for the murderer, the addict, pride, greed, lust, adultery, and the list goes on. You have been liberated from all of your sin. If you have given your life over to God, you have been set free from all of your sins. Once you have repented there is no need for shame, guilt, bitterness, sadness, etc.
I encourage you to talk to someone about what you are struggling with because you are not alone in this. God has surrounded you with brothers and sisters in Christ to walk with you through every step of the way.
Christians, it is time to take a stand. Open your eyes and hearts to the people around you. Ask them how they are doing and don’t always assume everything is perfect in someone’s life.
How to Help Someone Who is Struggling:
- Show grace and mercy.
- And LOVE them.