For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 1 John 5:4
Our help and hope are in Jesus. Whatever you’re dealing with right now, you are still more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37). When we believe in God and become born of Him, victory shows up even in the most ridiculous set of circumstances.
Stand on God’s Word. Faith is simply taking hold of God’s promises in His Word and applying them—trusting that God will follow through on His Word and that those promises will come to pass in your life.
Speak God’s Promises. Jesus taught His disciples the power of speaking faith-filled words against the circumstances of life (Mark 11:22-24). That’s radical but very scriptural!
Forgive. Jesus also told His disciples to forgive everybody when they go to pray (Mark 11:25). Forgive. Don’t let bitterness be the thing that stops you from walking forward in victory.
If you’ve been sucker-punched by circumstances, don’t quit. God can put the fight back in you. Take hold of His Word and speak it over your life. Forgive (even yourself), and having done all to stand, keep standing! God is faithful. You will see the victory.
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®
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