Are you in a battle you thought would never be yours? Perhaps, you are ill and struggling to regain your health. Perhaps, circumstances have overwhelmed you, and the emotional grief of loss has ripped your heart to shreds. Wherever you are right now, you are not alone. God is with you. He never leaves you or forsakes you (Hebrews 13:5). He is constant when nothing else is. He loves you and has overcome your battle.
God is love (1 John 4:8). God is good. He did not cause your pain. The enemy is the one who tries to kill, steal, and destroy. Fear is tormenting, and the enemy is the one who torments. Christ came so you could have abundant life (John 10:10). When you believe in your heart that God loves you, fear does not overwhelm you. His perfect love for you has the power to cast out fear (1 John 4:18).
You are His. This battle is His. He sees it won because Jesus won on the cross. And He wants you to see what He sees. Keep casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Don’t hold onto the emotional baggage of your circumstances or loss or pain. Trust in God’s truth over your feelings. Nothing can separate you from the love God has for you in Christ (Romans 8:39).
Now let God have this. Choose to trust Him. He fights your battle. He regains your health. He heals your heart. We are human and will fail. But God never fails in His love for you. Keep casting your cares on Him and believing Him in your heart.
"For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God" (1 John 5:4-5, NKJV)?
You are born of God in Christ. By faith. you believed in Christ and were born again. Your faith in Christ is your victory. The person who believes this overcomes.
You are of God, my friend, and have overcome because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4).
© 2022 Lynn Lacher