Inner Turmoil

Romans 7
Paul says, "The things I ought to do I do not do, and the the things I hate, I do!" Paul had inner turmoil as he was determined to live his life in the purpose God established for him.
As loud as the sinful nature is shouting when we want to do wrong, The Holy Spirit is constantly there wanting to guide us to the correct response.

The answer to the inner turmoil is to learn to respond quickly to that first prompting in our heart which is the voice of the Holy Spirit.

This is why it is soo important to consistently be reading the Word of God. We can’t be confident in our reflexes if we have not hidden the Word in our hearts because the heart is deceitfully wicked.

God is greater than our situation. He’s greater than our short comings.
Paul encouraged himself in the midst of his inner turmoil. 

Rom 8:31 "What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?"
Rom 8:37 "In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us."
Eph 3:20 "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us."
Phil 4:13 "I can do all this through him who gives me strength."