Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or danger? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:35-37
Victorious. Conqueror. Overcomer. Are these words you use to describe yourself?
Or do you relate to words like defeated, destined to struggle, underdog? I experienced trauma early in my life and it skewed my worldview so much, I felt like the Struggle Bus was parked in my driveway. I believed I could find small victories from time to time, but never realize the big ones. I felt a hopelessness around my health and other areas of life. It’s been like a cloud of self doubt following me around, daring me to hope for the warmth of the sun, and then bursting into a rain shower.
I’m going to do for you and do for you, fighting like a warrior, and every victory I win, I will lay at your feet until you know you were made for this.
I recently became aware of these deepseated beliefs and do you know what I sensed God saying to me?
Sweet, sweet, child. I did not create you to be smashed. I wanted you so I could love you and overwhelm you with my goodness–goodness that takes your breath away because it comes in so many shapes and colors. I know why you feel defeated, but hear me now.
I’m going to prove you wrong. I’m going to do for you and do for you, fighting like a warrior, and every victory I win, I will lay at your feet until you know you were made for this. You were born to ME and I am victorious. When this truth reaches your heart, you will be changed.
Then my joy will be seeing you as I’d always planned: free and victorious. You will bask in my sunshine, soaking up my goodness, and we will battle the shadows back to back. We’ll be a duo darkness dreads tangling with because we will win.
So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. 1 Peter 5:10