Saturday, February 19, 2011

On Overcoming

“I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

God never promised us a trouble-free life. Our walk with the Lord has many twists and turns. Sometimes we face dangerous weather. Sometimes the enemy tries to envelope us in adversity. But when we draw close to the Lord, He hides us in the eye of the storm.

The Lord speaks His word to us in the secret place, and His word brings us peace. His word also generates faith inside our hearts, and as we act on that faith, we see God's overcoming power arrive on the scene. Jesus told us to speak to our mountains of difficulty. We can simply command them to move in the name of Jesus. Sometimes they will obey us in an instant; at other times we must exercise patience to see our Lord change the situation in His time. God is sovereign and His perfect will shall prevail as we pray.

We must remember that Jesus has overcome the world. As born again believers, we have been placed in Christ and He lives in us. We have the Overcomer dwelling within us. No matter what we face in this life God, our Father, will give us the grace to overcome. We will either see our mountain move or we will be given the grace and ability to ride the storm with our heads held high.

If you are treading through difficult waters, be encouraged. Put your trust in the Lord; He will see you through. When you turn to Him, He will supply you with all you need to overcome.

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