Thursday, August 11, 2011

He Overwhelmingly Conquers

"But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us." 
Romans 8:37

Through the worst of times, Paul could encourage his readers that "in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loves 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. Paul wrote from experience, as he had faced all those things and had won victory over them through Christ. Whatever distress you may currently be facing, if Jesus is your Savior you will overwhelmingly conquer. The conquering 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. "Yea, when death comes, that breaks all other unions, even that of the soul and body, it carries the believer's soul into the nearest union with its beloved Lord Jesus, and the full enjoyment of him for ever." -- Matthew Henry

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