Monday Morning Encouragement - Overwhelming Victory

Through the worst of times, Paul could encourage his readers that "in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." And what were "all these things" of which Paul wrote? We find them in verse 35: tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, and sword. ("Nakedness" in those times referred to lack of clothing because of poverty. "Sword" meant execution.)

The bombing in Afghanistan last week reminds us once more how fragile life is, how tentative peace is, and how much evil there is in the world. The temptation is for us to lose hope and give in to despair. I want to encourage you to reject that thinking and receive victory over those feelings through Jesus Christ. The victory will come from drawing closer to Him. For it is when we are in distress, that we run to the Lord. We cry out, and because of His great love for us, He comes to our aid. He overwhelmingly conquers our fear and gives us hope. We find that no matter what happens to us, we can never be separated from the Lord. He doesn't let go. His grip is eternal. As Paul continued to write to the Romans in verses 38-39:

"For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."

I pray this song More Than Conquerors by Steven Curtis Chapman will help to give you hope and comfort your heart.

I love you, I'm thinking of you, and I'm praying for you.


  1. Thank you friend for this good encouragement!

    1. It's my pleasure, Deanna. Hope your week is off to a great start! xx

  2. I love the music. Let's pray for hope that decencies wins human life flourishes in this world where we are seeing so much unrest and evil. Wishing you peace as the week begins. xoxo Kris

  3. "...once we were slaves and we are children of the King." Oh my, when I heard those words sung, my heart just soared. Yes, we are living in perilous times, but our God is bigger. Hallelujah!


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