I’m not claiming to have a problem-free life. I face ups and downs like everyone else on the planet. Discouragement hits me when circumstances don’t turn out the way I wish they would. Chronic physical pain makes it difficult to roll out of bed some mornings. Concerns about extended family members’ health and spiritual well-being weigh me down. These issues present ongoing challenges, but they cannot defeat me. Why am I so sure of this?
Because the God I serve is a God of victory.
Psalm 97:1-3 says, “Sing a new song to the LORD, for he has done wonderful deeds. His right hand has won a mighty victory, his holy arm has shown his saving power! The LORD has announced his victory and has revealed his righteousness to every nation! He has remembered his promise to love and be faithful to Israel. The ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.”
God is a God of victory. That makes me, His daughter, a guaranteed winner, too, because He fights on my behalf. When circumstances discourage me, I call on Him for help and He rushes to my rescue. He might choose not to deliver me from my situation, but He always proves faithful in the midst of it. He gives me strength. He promises wisdom. And He grants hope. Even if bad things happen, He’s able to turn them into something good and of eternal value. The word loser is not in His vocabulary, unless, of course, it’s used to describe Satan.
Are you a follower of Jesus Christ? Are you walking in obedience to His Word? If so, then you’re a guaranteed winner, too. Nothing can keep you down or hold you back. God is on your side, my friend. Revel in that knowledge and let it fill you with confidence today.
How does the truth of guaranteed victory encourage you in the midst of your present circumstances?