A blog post by Dr. Ed Welch says that fighting sin is tiring. It is hard. Exhausting. And he is right, because any fight is going to drain physical and psychological resources. So, some encouragement. If you are fighting sin (not in light of the law, but in light of the gospel), and have been knocked down for an eight count, be glad. At least you are in the fight! If you were not a child of the living God, you would be a spiritual couch potato, making no effort to put to death the deeds of the flesh. The fact that you care is a sign of the indwelling Holy Spirit in your life, who enables us to cry out, “Abba, Father,” in the midst of the battle, convinced that we are not forsaken, but remain as ever, adopted, treasured and beloved sons and daughters with the hope of eternal joy, whether we win or lose—all because Jesus has won the ultimate victory for us already at the cross.