In today’s world, they’ll have you believing that you can be as far from God as possible, but yet believing that He’ll answer your prayers simply because you pray it. That is far from the truth.
“Keep your tongue from evil
And your lips from speaking deceit.
Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous
And His ears are open to their cry.
The face of the Lord is against evildoers,
To cut off the memory of them from the earth.
The righteous cry, and the Lord hears
And delivers them out of all their troubles
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:13-18
Do you know who the wicked are? Those who are practitioners of sin.
“the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8
“For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries.” Hebrews 10:26-27
If you’re truly tired or living in sin, God sees your heart and will guide you once you’ve repented for your sins and have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
“Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you” Acts 3:19-20
Now, does that mean you’ll never make a mistake and won’t stumble for the rest of your life? No. But when we are truly reborn in Christ, there’s no longer a desire to sin, but rather a desire to walk upright. We no longer make excuses for ourselves. We understand the awaiting of hell if we don’t repent and turn from our ways. And if we are having a hard time turning from sin, we consume ourselves with the Word, we get around those of the church, linking with an accountability partner, and we pray and fast together.
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20