Overcoming the Wretched Man Syndrome


Romans 7: 15, 20-25 NIV

15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.

For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

 21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 

24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?

25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!


  1. Loved, loved, loved this message! Being a sister in the rooms of recovery, this message hit home regarding steps 3, 4 & 5. Pastor Karrie even says, “Keep coming back!” at the end! Those of us in recovery know that phrase well! Thank you for this beautiful message!

    • We’re so glad it blessed you! Let us all “keep coming back” to the Father and let Him fill us with His life-giving Spirit. God bless you and be with you always.

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