Some days, things just seem too overwhelming. Anxieties creep into my head and doubt fills my mind. I often feel like my attempts will fail; that I will fail—not just whatever task is at hand, but also at being a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a coworker and a disciple of Christ. I wonder how I’m going to accomplish anything when my mind is already defeated…
And then I remember—God. It sounds trite, but think about it. The God of the Universe is in control. Have your doubts? Remember Genesis—He is Creator of all things. This world all started with God. And it will all end with Him as well. Remember Revelation—He will make all things new. (Revelation 21:1)
It is such a humbling reminder that all we have is because of God. And regardless of the stuff that goes on in this life, He will get us through. He will claim victory. He will take all of our overwhelming moments and cease them. The battles all end the same: God triumphs! Did you get that? Nothing is impossible with God. (Luke 1:37)
We know God can do it. But do we truly understand how easy it is for Him to? Just as simple as it was for Him to create earth; it will be just as simple for Him to defeat it. (Revelation 20:9-10) Two verses is all it took John to describe the ultimate battle—two verses! Why? Because it is as easy as that for Him. There’s no comparison in what the devil has to our Lord. Satan’s power is not eternal; our Savior’s is.
Just like at the end of times, the battles we face now are just as simple for Jesus. We just need to let Him have control. The Bible starts with His Creation, and ends with His second Creation—a new heaven and a new earth. God created each of us. And through multiple battles we face, He will make us new. He will use each conflict for His good. (Romans 8:28) Victory is ours through Jesus Christ! (Romans 8:37)
Nothing is too difficult for God to handle. And ultimately, we should be giving everything to Him to take care of—our fears, our excitement, our lives. We don’t have to face any battle alone; and we don’t have to wonder about Who will claim the ultimate Victory—it will always be Jesus. (Revelation 21:6-7)
Why don’t you admit defeat—but not to Satan’s attempts to fail you—to the One Who has succeeded you. Ask Jesus to be your Advocate in the battles on this earth. Then sit back and watch Him defeat the devil time and time again. It really is that simple.