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It is no longer I but Jesus

When I come to realise that my body causes me to sin, I live in conflict with my body. Like St. Paul I lament in despair "how wretched I'm, who will deliver me from this mortal body". All my efforts seem futile and I'm discouraged.

It is not by my sincere striving that I become holy but by my faith in Jesus. My sincere striving must be to believe with absolute certainty that Jesus has taken my broken body and replaced it with His.
The word of God says "My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."  [Gal 2:20]
When I believe in the word of God that says I'm a new creation, the Holy Spirit makes the Word come true in me. It is the profession of this faith that renews our mind. The body follows suit. The old body with all it's disordered passions is crucified with Jesus.
"He himself bore our sins&qu…