We are victorious!

It isn’t uncommon in life to go through tough battles, hard times, or uncomfortable changes. However, if you don’t go through a battle, how can you have victories? Or if you do have a victory, how did you get it without a battle? All of this goes hand in hand, and you can’t have one without the other. Thankfully, God has promised to see us through our battles and to give us everything we need to be victorious.

For example, the story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17. David, a young shepherd boy, finds himself on a battlefield in front of a giant. (Life can be like that sometimes, can it not? It can feel like the moment you open your eyes in the morning, you’re already face to face with the giant in your life.) But David does something extraordinary and offers to kill the giant for King Saul’s army. David didn’t run, he didn’t say “Well, good luck!” and return home, and he didn’t let fear creep up in him. David obeyed God and chose five smooth stones as his weapon of choice and defeated the giant. We can compare this to our own lives.

Imagine, you’re face to face with your giant, whether that be bills, a relationship, health problems, or anything else. The decision is yours: “Will I retreat and allow myself to worry, panic, and try to solve this issue MY way or will I remain calm, listen to what God is telling me, and obey accordingly?” No one can choose for you, and whatever decision you make will determine the end result of your battle. However, should you choose to put your trust in God, this will put you in the right position for your victory.

This week, think over these questions and apply them to your life and battles:

  • In your own life, where can you choose to trust in God?
  • How has God been equipping you for your battle?
  • What can you specifically do today to rest in God’s promises and power?