Romans 8:37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
Every now and again, the enemy likes to taunt me with an old lie. Temptation hits me, threatening to knock me down. Immediately I take cover in Jesus.
The enemy likes to take what God created as good, and taint it. That old serpent did it in Eden, deceiving God’s children. He took their innocence, leading them to doubt God.
There’s no temptation that’s not common to man. This brings comfort to know, I’m not the only one who’s struggled with it before.
If it seems I’m dancing around disclosing the particular, it’s true. There’s no comfortable way of mentioning it, only to mention that the Lord brings me overwhelming victory with it.
Whatever you struggle with, you are not alone, my friend. Others have experienced the same temptations, but God is faithful and provides a way of escape. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
There in the deep, when the dark clouds blow in, the Lord is my hiding place. Just as Jesus slept on a pillow while others fainted with the fear of death, I rest in Him. I understand I don’t stand on my own strength, but His. (Mark 4:38-40)
Todays Word confirms, overwhelming victory is ours, no matter how it looks when the storm rolls in.
Jesus is the promise from the beginning, who crushes the head of the serpent. (Genesis 3:15, NIV) Jesus won the war already, and He fights our battles for us too.
One of my favorite Bible illustrations of the Lord fighting our battles is in 2 Kings 6:16-17. Elisha tells one of his servants, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then the young man’s eyes opened when Elisha prayed, so that he saw, ‘the mountain was fun of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.’
He surrounds us. God is our ever-present help in times of need. (Psalm 46:1-2) When we are weak, He is our strength. (2 Corinthians 12:9-11)
Lord Jesus, You know my personal struggle with sin. You rescued me from it’s miry depths. You keep me afloat, even walking on the water in Your amazing victory. Your victory is for me now, and my hope for tomorrow. All glory to You, forever ~Amen
The picture for this post depicts Jesus, the Lion of Judah, the everlasting King on David’s throne, victorious over the age old adversarial serpent. (Revelation 5:5, Genesis 3:15) God revealed to David His promise that He would establish an everlasting kingdom with one of David’s descendants. (2 Samuel 7:12-14) Jesus is our everlasting King.