Only God could lead us to the path of grace which makes us truly a good follower of Christ. He knows it full well despite every good intention we may have, we will fail time and time again. It is only the Lord who keeps us growing; He continues daily to lavish us the grace and strength for every struggle to put away every desire of the flesh and old ways.
John Newton, the songwriter of "Amazing Grace" battled with dementia in his final years yet he confidently declared, “I do remember two things: that I am a great sinner and Jesus is a great Saviour.” When it comes to assurance of salvation and the Lord’s goodness, let those words be your comfort.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His words my hope secures,
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures – Newton
Romans 7: 24 - 25
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
- Irene Soon