One pastor that I sat down with this year told me, as he sat in my counseling office, “I have never known the kind of hurt that I feel watching my son reject me, his mom, and the Christian principles that we have taught him. We have sacrificed our lives for this son, whom we have loved greatly. For what? It seems like we did it all for nothing.”
0There are so many people who are experiencing this kind of brokenness. BUT God is faithful. He is faithful to these parents and He is faithful to these young adults. Because of who He is, we are not defeated or overcome with the troubles. In all things, WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS. WE ARE VICTORIOUS. God is known as Jehovah Jireh: The God who Provides, Jehovah Raah: The Lord our Shepherd; El Olam: The Everlasting God, Jehovah Shalom: The Lord of Peace, to name a few of His amazing attributes.
Throughout history, tales of great conquerors have captured the imagination of humanity. From Gideon the mighty man of valor and Deborah the prophetess who judged Israel to King David a man after God’s own heart and King Josiah the repentant King, these individuals stood as giants in their respective eras, achieving remarkable feats that shaped the course of history. While the word "conqueror" often conjures images of military conquests and empires, being a conqueror extends beyond the battlefield. It's a mindset, a way of approaching life's challenges with determination, resilience, and ambition. For the Christian, being a conqueror is about an identity, not about a conquest. We are conquerors because Christ has made us conquerors. In fact, Romans 8:31 declares that we are “more than conquerors.”
While life continues to be difficult and painful for far too many in our community with trauma, abuse, neglect, brokenness, grief, depression, addiction, anxiety being used as tools by the enemy to keep us from living victorious lives, families are experiencing the victory that is found in their walk with God.