When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2
Don’t let your current condition define God’s intention for your life. Through fire or storm, He’ll bring you into victory.
There’s a story in the bible that talks about a man possessed of demons; not one or two demons but of legions.
a unit of 3,000–6,000 men in the ancient Roman army.
a vast host, multitude, or number of people or things
It’s interesting that even though he was possessed, which is by far stronger than to be oppressed, he was able to cry out to Jesus for freedom. Mark 5 says that this man saw Jesus from a distance and ran to meet Him. How could a man filled with demons bow down in reverence and worship before Jesus Christ?
This story teaches us that if there is even a tiny desire for freedom in us, Jesus Christ can make us free. Jesus casted the demon out of the man, but the demons negotiated with Him to stay in the area and not be sent to the abyss.
Nothing we experience has to be a permanent situation. A friend of mind corrected me once and said we are not in a struggle, we are in a battle because a battle is either won or lost; while a struggle is a tug of war. We are overcomers in Christ, and it doesn’t mean we are perfect or sinless. We are simply guaranteed the victory over challenging situations if we have the faith in God and His power to work in our lives.
Thank you father God for your strength and victory. I pray that we would walk in the conviction that we are more than conquerors through you. May we rest in the power of your might, instead of our strength and fight with biblical weapons instead of our own sagacity. In the name of Jesus I pray! Amen.