How about a little fun with tongue twisters?
- Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he?
- If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
- I thought I thought of thinking of thanking you.
- How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? / He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood / As a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood
One of the verses in the Bible like a tongue twister is in Romans 7. It’s one you have to read a couple of times to get it (at least I do). It’s a struggle to read and understand. Basically, “What I do I don’t do, what I don’t do I do.” See what I mean?
The Apostle Paul recognized and admitted he wrestled with doing what God wanted and what he wanted. Though he was determined to do good, he did not. The rest of the passage in Romans 7 describes Paul’s internal struggles. Like Paul, we struggle. We want to do what is right yet find ourselves doing wrong instead.
The decadent dessert versus the headache and the extra pounds.
The perfect outfit versus the empty wallet.
How about this one? Sleeping in after a long night versus going to church on Sunday. Ouch!
The good news is … there is hope. In that same passage, Paul identifies the Rescuer. The One who sets us free from the struggle. His name is Jesus.
Our Faith Connections Challenge: If you are struggling and feeling there is no hope, meet Jesus. He is the Deliverer. He is the Rescuer. He is the Salvation from the struggle.