The powerful and loving Holy Spirit of God who lives in you decides at each moment whether you stand or fall. Unless they Holy Spirit enables you to stand, you will continue to do what you do best, even as a Christian – you will continue to sin. Sometimes the Holy Spirit holds you up and shows you what amazing and wonderful things he is able to do in you. At other times, without tempting you, he leaves you to yourself to fall into sin.
Duguid, Barbara; Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed in our Weakness; P&R Publishing; Philipsburg, NJ; copyright 2013; Page 129