The Bible says God’s power is greatest in our weakness. Realizing we are out of control can be confronting. Knowing we have to do something but not knowing what that something is. ‘All sobriety does not lead to spiritual growth.’ Spiritual growth takes time and effort. It takes commitment to allow God to be in control because when I am in control everything goes ‘pear-shaped.’

with god’s help nothing is impossible!
With God’s help we shall do mighty things. Psalms 60:12

NONE OF US ARE WORSE OR BETTER THAN anyone else
Remember this—the wrong desires that come into your life aren’t anything new and different. Many others have faced exactly the same problems before you. And no temptation is irresistible. You can trust God to keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it, for he has promised this and will do what he says. He will show you how to escape temptation’s power so that you can bear up patiently against it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

god wants us to stir up the holy spirit’s power and tell others about him
If you will stir up this inner power, you will never be afraid to tell others about our Lord or to let them know that I am your friend even though I am here in jail for Christ’s sake. You will be ready to suffer with me for the Lord, for he will give you strength in suffering. 2 Timothy 1:8


Be careful—watch out for attacks from Satan, your great enemy. He prowls around like a hungry, roaring lion, looking for some victim to tear apart. 1 Peter 5:8

The free gift of eternal salvation is now being offered to everyone; and along with this gift comes the realization that God wants us to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures and to live good, God-fearing lives day after day, looking forward to that wonderful time we’ve been expecting when his glory shall be seen—the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. He died under God’s judgment against our sins so that he could rescue us from constant falling into sin and make us his very own people, with cleansed hearts and real enthusiasm for doing kind things for others. Titus 2:11-14

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you. Romans 12:2

“Don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.” Matthew 6:34