You are completely victorious despite your affliction and distress

Last updated on March 15, 2022


Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? … No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:35-37)

If you are a child of God, saved by Jesus’ blood, nothing can separate you from His love. Neither death nor life, nor things present nor things to come… absolutely nothing. Tribulation, distress and persecution are neither a cause nor evidence that God’s love for us is declining. Other people may turn away from us in such circumstances, as Paul experienced when he was imprisoned for Jesus’ sake. But the Lord will not. He never stops loving us.

Since you are connected to Jesus, you share in His victory over death, over Satan and over everything else. You have the victory in the midst of the battle. Even if you may be killed for your faith, you are “more than a conqueror”. Actually, Christ conquered His enemies in exactly the same way — by dying at the cross! By His atoning death, your debts have been forgiven. Therefore, Satan has no claim on you anymore. You can conquer him by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus (see Revelation 12:9-11). So, if you are on God’s side, you are in the winning team, even when you are facing tribulation.

If you feel exhausted and overwhelmed, read Romans 8. Fix your eyes on Jesus, your victorious King!

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