I don’t know about you but the last few weeks have had victories mixed in with failures. Its been kind of frustrating going from such amazing things such as seeing your friend come to know the Lord, and God opening doors to go back to a four year Christian school, to just really struggling through old past things. As the apostle Paul says, “I keep doing the things I don’t want to do, and the things I want to do I don’t do.”
A few days ago I wrote a post about being redeemed from your burdens. That we don’t have to carry those anymore once we know Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. This morning though I was showed this:
That God has already won.
“You will look for those who contend with you,
but you will not find them.
Those who war against you
will become absolutely nothing.
For I, Yahweh your God,
hold your right hand
and say to you: Do not fear,
I will help you.”
Are you feeling overwhelmed today? I’ve been feeling pretty overwhelmed as well. I’ve been trying to fight a fight that has already been won, struggling with temptations that have already been covered by Christ’s blood.
There is a new song out by Big Daddy Weave called Redeemed. Here are the lyrics.
I believe that being redeemed and knowing that we’ve already won goes hand in hand. I’ve starred the part in the song that says just that, this fight has already been won. We do not have to question our redemption or the fact that Jesus Christ has already won this war. One day satan will be thrown into the fiery pits of Hell. As we struggle here on this earth we can look to Jesus and know that He is holding our hand, through the pain, through the strife, through the confusion, He is always there. Christ defeated satan when He died on the cross for our sins, and Christ has defeated our sins and won this battle. We do not have to continue to walk around thinking we are prisoners of this war, because we are freed, and our chains have been broken.
Today I am encouraged to walk in victory even in the midst of my failures because Jesus has already won the war and so have we!
Go and live victoriously in Christ,