I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I feel much like an overcomer in this season.  I kind of feel more like a make-it-througher or a just-keep-goinger.  Overcomer sounds a little more on top of things than I’ve been feeling lately.

But truth is not based on the way things feel.  Truth is based on our unshakeable, unchangeable, dependable, faithful, immovable God.  

While our feelings change and shift as quickly as the leaves in the breeze, God and His truth remain steadfast.  He is the same yesterday, today, and always.  What He says can be trusted.  He is our firm foundation, our solid ground, and our anchor in life’s storms. 

And what does He say? 

He says we aren’t overcomers because of anything we do or our own capabilities.  We are overcomers because of Him.   

Psalm 28:7-8 “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.  My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.  The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.”

He says we can have peace because our ability to overcome doesn’t rest on our own shoulders.

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” 

He says we are more than conquerors.  

Romans 8:37 “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” 

He says our faith in Him makes us victorious over the world and its problems.

1 John 5:4-5 “For everyone born of God overcomes the world.  This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.  Who is it that overcomes the world?  Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” 

He calls us overcomers because He is greater than anything we face.

1 John 4:4 “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”  

Sweet INSPIRE sister, regardless of the situations you face, whatever circumstances you find yourself in, and however you may feel, you are an overcomer because God is an overcomer and He is alive and at work in you.   

That doesn’t mean that life is easy or perfect.  In fact, it might be downright hard and messy.   Even so, God is still on the throne. He is still moving.  He is working in ways we don’t see or understand to turn graves into gardens, to bring beauty from ashes, to breathe life into dry bones, to bring the dead to life, to make a way through the wilderness, to part the seas, and to restore and redeem what is broken. 

So, yes, sweet sister, I am an overcomer and so are you.  Let’s remember that when we feel a little defeated and lift our head, our hearts, and our hands to thank the One who makes us victorious.

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