If we don’t cling to Jesus, the disease will cling to us! It’s 6 foot stomach will swallow us alive, it’s ginormous head will suck the blood out of us if we dont have the blood of Jesus. Sin is sick and it leads to death and death is creeping at each of our door steps. Satan is constantly looking for someone to devour. We have to cling to Jesus or the disease will cling to us!
Everything bad will cling to us if we aren’t clinging to Jesus!
Saturday evening as I was bathing Jeremiah; washing his hair; I found a large tic on the top back of his neck that also had a white dot on it. We got him out and Russell held him as I tried to pull the tic off. I tried and tried but the head was in the skin; clinging to it and sucking his blood. After using my small hands, I tried to use tweezers while crying because my cute squirming boy is crying as we’ll. No mama wants to see their child in discomfort or pain. I tried yanking, pulling, but no luck. So, after about 6 minutes of myself wrestling with it, Russell just grabs it once, yanks and the tic comes out. For me it was truly a battle. And I couldnt get it off. For Russell it just came right out. Jeremiah clung to his Daddy and with one yank, the tic was out. Jeremiah just needed the strength of his Daddy! Afterwards; my son just laid on me for a few in discomfort but also relief. Then he got up and started running and playing. He was absolutely fine! He was finally free!
I share this story with you because it reminds me of the grip, the cling that sin often has on us. The discomfort of trials, the way we have to wrestle, we battle Satan and we either can choose to let it cling to us like a tick with a ever so strong grip or we can cling to Jesus, become humble and say “I can’t do this on my own; in my own strength, this trial is going to eat me alive, I need my
Daddy’s strength; Lord of host help me.” The curse of sin will destroy us unless we cling to the one who became the curse. “He who knew no sin, took on sin for our sake”… We must cling to Him; KING JESUS! We must cling to Him before sin or a trial clings to us like Jeremiah’s tic. Notice that I tried and tired to pull the tic off; but I couldn’t. In the same way when I take matters in my own hands; I can’t handle it but when I let go and let God handle it; I’m taking care of. Jeremiah just needed his Daddy and that’s the same way it is for us. We just need our Daddy, God, to come in… After we’ve been battling, he comes right in and yanks and nothing no longer clings to us! In Jesus, we are free!! In the same way that Jeremiah was free, and in relief and started running and playing; we can be set free from the ball and chains of sin and we can once again run. Jeremiah wasn’t aloud to get up until we got the tic out. Sadly we had to hold him down and in the same way sadly sin holds us down but as soon as we choose to cling in Jesus; He sets us free from that sin!
So, Whatever you are struggling, wrestling, battling with… Cling to Jesus, confess your sin to Him, repent; share your problems with Him and let Him fight your battles for you!
But on the flip side of that remember that scripture says “there is no condemnation for those in Christ.” Jesus died the death we deserved on the cross of Calvary, took the punishment we deserved, took all of Gods wrath that we deserved and said “IT IS FINISHED”! But only through belief in Him are we set free! It is by grace through faith! Cling to Jesus!
Let your Daddy set you free from the tic of sin!! Don’t let sin enslave you; be a slave of righteousness!
Romans 6:18 ESV – “And, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.”