Victorious

This verse from Exodus 14 says it all. No matter what battles we may be facing, God is fighting for us! In Him we can claim the victory. God’s job? The fighting part. Our job? Staying calm – although it’s harder than it sounds.

Often, the simple things are the most difficult to accomplish in life.

My post is brief today, because the message is simple, but not easy. Note that “victorious” doesn’t always mean that things will go our way – more often than not, they will not. Victorious also doesn’t mean that I’ll always feel victorious, either; thankfully, God’s promises to come to my aid do not depend on my feelings!

Here is my prayer: Thank You, God, for fighting for me. Help me to remember to do my part – remaining calm – while I leave everything else up to You. I am already victorious, but not because of anything that I have said or done; rather, because You have promised to take care of me, and to meet my daily needs. And because You cannot lie and You do not change, I know that You are trustworthy, 100% of the time. Thank You for never breaking a promise!

As the refrain from an old gospel hymn goes:

Victory is mine; victory is mine.
Victory today is mine!
I told Satan, “Get thee behind,”

Victory today is mine!

It’s up to me to tell the enemy of my soul to “get thee behind” – otherwise, he is front and center in my life, distracting me from what is really important and stealing my joy. Truly, that is no way to live! I can’t fight him on my own, but with the power of Your Holy Spirit, I know that he has no authority over me or my life. However, the decision to have victory or to live in defeat ultimately resides with me.

Today, I choose to walk in Your victory, rather than the defeat of my circumstances. Thank You for always fighting for me! In Your name I pray, Amen.

2 thoughts on “Victorious

    1. Thank you so very much! I agree with you – He is always with us – especially in the hard times.

      Psalm 118:6-8 (HCSB) comes to mind:

      “The Lord is for me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The Lord is my helper, Therefore, I will look in triumph on those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.”

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