What you have received from God in Christ overcomes what you receive from life. Greater is Christ living in you.
What has life thrown at you? Perhaps, you’re struggling to regain your health. Maybe, circumstances have overwhelmed you. Wherever you are right now—whatever circumstances you face, you are never alone. God is with you. And He never leaves you or forsakes you (Hebrews 13:5). He is the constant in your life when nothing or no one else is. God loves you, and Jesus has overcome the issues of your life.
"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).
Any person who believes Jesus is the Son of God is born of God (1 John 5:1), and those who are born of God overcome the world (1 John 5:4). Those who believe Jesus is the Son of God have His overcoming victory in their lives. But not all those who believe in Jesus walk in the victory He died to give them. That’s not because it isn’t there, but because they haven’t acknowledged what they have received (Philemon 1:6) and haven’t accessed by faith the victory that is theirs.
You believed in Christ by faith, and you take God’s truth as your own by faith. You access what God says is true by faith, and you act on it. The believer who lives in peace above the circumstances of His life takes ownership of Christ’s victory and walks in it. He believes Christ has already won his battle and has already overcome his circumstances. He lives with an attitude of overcoming victory.
You are born of God in Christ. By faith, you believed in Christ and were born again. You are God’s own child. Your battle—your sin—your illness—your circumstances were defeated by Jesus on the cross. He is your victory, and you take His victory as your own.
Keep casting all your cares upon Him (1 Peter 5:7). Don’t hold onto the emotional baggage of your circumstances or loss or pain. Don’t let whatever you face in this world define who you are. The victory of Christ defines who you are. His power is yours. Trust in God’s truth over your feelings, your circumstances, and anything the enemy throws at you.
Nothing—NO NOTHING—can separate you from the love God has for you in Christ (Romans 8:39). Christ’s victory is your victory. Walk by faith, and receive it as your own.
© 2022 Lynn Lacher
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