Here's My Sin | Isaiah 59:1
Isaiah 59:1 Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.
When we were preparing for a sermon series on fear a few months ago, Michael McCormick, our Campus Pastor in Robinson, made a statement that has stuck in my mind. He said that sin gives us our greatest sense of satisfaction apart from God. It's true, isn't it? The process of sin is enjoyable until the product of sin--consequence--shows up.
When we are coddling our sin the question becomes, "If I leave the satisfaction (albeit temporary) of my sin, will God give me the satisfaction I desire?" Sure, it’s a silly question when you see it in print and the answer is easy as you read this on your computer, tablet or smartphone, but be honest. That's our struggle. If I surrender my sin, will God be enough?
Re-read today's verse. The prophet's rhetorical question emphatically reminds us that God listens and acts. He is not restricted in his knowledge or ability. He is neither distant nor distracted. He is more than enough in his person, his presence and his power. Surrender your sin. He can satisfy permanently.
Father, give me the strength to surrender my sin. Give me the confidence that you are more than enough. In Jesus' name. Amen.