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When Trying Harder is Not Enough

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Today I’m kicking off a new podcast series, through Psalm 46, and we’re chatting about how our beliefs affect our actions. Just click play above to listen in! (Email readers, you’ll need to click here to view the media player at the top of the post.)

Show Notes

One familiar trap I find myself in is the belief that I must try harder to please God. After my worst moments, a vision of God flashes through my head. He is standing, arms crossed, face stern, and head shaking when He finds out the bad choices I made. And I believe the lie that I am stuck in the mess of my sin. Alone. Without hope. Forever marked with the burden of failure. So, I throw my pity party, pick myself off the floor, and pile out of bed the next day determined to try harder. I declare, “I will get it right today.”

Only I don’t. Again and again and again I fail. This try-harder life is exhausting.

The cornerstone of Satan’s strategy is to get us to believe that God is not good.

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