If you lost any money betting on me in the match yesterday, I apologize. For those of you who don’t know, I went 12 rounds with the sun...and I lost. Sadly, I did not emerge the victor. I DID emerge sunburned. The sun knocked me out with a solar flare punch to my FACE. Don’t worry, though. I won’t let this keep me down, I’ll get back out there again. And this time, I will block - with SPF 50!
While I was out enjoying the fulfillment of a promise the Lord had given me of returning to the ocean here in Hawaii, while I was having a fun day with my family at the beach, the sun was busy waging war against my skin. I had forgotten the sunscreen at home, and I paid the price for it.
It reminded me that in life, we sometimes face opposition from the giants in our Promised Land.
In my case, it was the G2V dwarf star we call the sun.
You may be facing something more severe than a sunburn, though, and need a financial breakthrough, a word from the Lord, freedom from addiction, or healing in some area. Romans 8:37 (KJV) says, “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” The surrounding verses talk about how nothing in all of creation can separate us from the love of God. His love is what positions us to walk away from the battle as the undisputed champion.
God’s Word translation says it this way:” The one who loves us gives us an overwhelming victory in all these difficulties.”
Regardless of what you’re going through, you can emerge victoriously. You can come out on top, and you can make it through whatever you’re facing with the confidence of knowing He is in it with you, and He has already given you the victory.