For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. (1 John 5:4-5 NLT)
Have you ever felt defeated? Like your world is coming unglued, like the wheels fell off your car. You may be feeling that way today.
I would like to tell you not to feel that way but I can’t because your feelings are real and your situation is real. That would be like telling your little one to stop crying.
But I would say this; there are times in our lives when our feelings are dead wrong. I was dreading a meeting a while back, thinking the worst case scenario, when the exact opposite happened. After the meeting, Marcie asked me how it went and I told her my feelings or thoughts had been lying to me.
Notice the verse I highlighted today. Here is what it doesn’t say: “Every child of God is defeated by this evil world.”
We are not defeated but have overcome the world! In fact, we are more than conquerors! Reining and ruling with Christ in heavenly places. So don’t submit to your feelings, and then tell them the truth. Tell them to be of good cheer Jesus overcame this world. May God give you the help you need.