Life is hard, and most people get through it simply by coping. If people are unhappy in marriage, or being parents, or even in their career, they do the best they can.
Paul referred to life as a race. The goal is not only to finish the race, but to win.
When trials and troubles come our way, we don’t have to give in. God will supply the strength we need to overcome.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but, be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
We are overcomers because of Jesus Christ.
We have to remind ourselves that the one who is in us is greater than the one who is in the world. Praise God for that.
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? I John 5: 4-5
The Bible tells us that if we believe that Jesus is the Son of God, we can overcome the things we face in this world, because He is greater than anything we have to face.
Patsy Lambert is from Whitmire. Her columns appear weekly in The Newberry Observer.