In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37
The text before us today, is one I consider the ultimate Christian assurance. It it rather sad that many redeemed people walk around life looking for victory that has already been won for them. Think about that for a minute. The victory many of us are looking for has already been won. Why do we still walk around defeated? Many people aren’t walking in the victory that they are supposed to. Everything is doom and gloom. Nothing is going their way. They hang their head down and drudge along. They’ve allowed a culture of defeat to gain access into their lives. That is not the life God intended his children to live.
Yes, we go through battles, trials and struggles. This is not saying we are going to be victorious in every one of them. We may even lose a lot in a row. Don’t confuse losing battles with losing the war. Battles are what we fight through to get to the end of the war. If you knew you were going to win the war in the end, wouldn’t you keep on fighting no matter how bad things looked now? Someone said, Jesus never promised us a smooth ride, but he guaranteed us a safe arrival. Think about that! Temporary defeat does not define our final position in Christ.
The person who has never lost a battle has not learned as much as those who have. It’s in our losses and failures that we find better ways to strategize and to grow. It’s in our losses that we get the determination to get back up. Proverbs 24:16 says, “The godly may fall seven times, but they will get up again.” It doesn’t say the godly won’t fall. We will. It’s part of life. It’s part of growth. Its part of what makes us who we are. Child of God, you don’t have to walk around with your head down just because you’ve failed or lost a few battles. The war has already been won by Jesus. Cheer up, no matter how bad things get, know and believe you are a winner. You can and will survive this and will be victorious in the end. Walk in the consciousness of victory today through Christ because He has won the victory for you. There is overwhelming victory for you through Christ who loves you. You are not defeated!
I Declare: Today I declare that my victory was determined before I started the fight. Lord help me to keep my mind on the war not the battles. Thank you for making every evil work together for my good making me more than a conquer through Christ!
Ignite Thought: The empty tomb of Jesus assures us that our future with him is glorious, victorious, and unending.