To Be Victorious – Saturday, July 24, 2021

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ – 1 Corinthians 15:57

 

“Shattered, but I’m not broken/Wounded, but time will heal/Heavy the load, the cross I bear/Lonely the road I trod, I dare/Shaken, but here I stand/Weary, Still I press on/Long are the nights, the tears I cry/Dark are the days, no sun in the sky, yes/Yet still I rise/Never to give up/Never to give in against all odds/Yet still I rise/High above the clouds/At times I feel low/Yet still I rise.”  Yolanda Adam’s “I Will Rise” illustrates many conditions I’ve found myself in, overwhelmed and helpless.  Yet, I have been victorious!

How?  By standing on: “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord” (Isaiah 54:17).  Why? Because of God’s Word: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11).

Are you going through a trial?  If so, I hope you will take time to reflect on the above-mentioned lyrics, possibly listen to its entirety.  Meditate on the words; allow them to restore your spirit.  And with an unwillingness to quit, you’ll discover victory.