Why Your Faith Overcomes The World
I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one. (1 John 2:14 ESV)
What the world says about being an overcomer is wrong. All you need is to abide in God. Because of your faith, you have strength to overcome. Because of your faith, you continue to be strong and an overcomer.
“Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
When God’s power is in you, you are an overcomer. This is great news!
When I learned that I would need surgery, I felt God’s power in me more that I can ever remember. I knew this was something that I had to do.
When I decided to go through with the surgery, I felt a sense of peace that came over me. I knew that I would be alright no matter the outcome.
I took refuge in Christ. He helped me to get through. He reminded me of his love for me. How he had always carried me before. How he would not let go of me now.
When my sky darkened with the news of a brain tumor, yes my heart sank, but Christ lifted me up, and told me to not fear.
He gave me a verse that is my favorite one to this day. It is my family’s favorite verse. It goes like this:
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10 ESV)
As we retreated to the beach before the surgery, we all read this verse out loud many times until we each had it memorized. We knew everything would be alright.
God wants you to grasp all that he has for you. Whether in the best times or the worst, the power of God and the faith that He gives will allow you to rely solely and entirely upon him.
Today, make a decision to grasp everything that he has for you.
In the midst of what Christ has for you today, reach out and grasp.