Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14).
In spite of this beautiful reality from the Word that assures the Christian of a life of endless victories, some still have tales of anguish and defeat. “I thought everything would be alright now that I’m a Christian, instead, it’s as if all hell has broken loose against me. There’s trouble everywhere; what have I done wrong?” they lament.
It’s not so much what you’ve done wrong, as it is what you’re not doing right. More so, you have to realize that bad things do happen to good people. Meaning that if you don’t stand your ground in faith, life will whip you, even though you’re a believer. Part of what we learnt in our previous study is that believing is with the heart. However, believing the Word is not enough. This, for the most part, has been the missing link for Christians who find themselves buffeted by the crises of life.
The Word of God is real and true, but that doesn’t mean the experiences of your life will automatically line up with it. You’re the one to make them so. This is the fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12). You’re the one to subdue the unpleasant circumstances around you, or the symptoms that attack you, and effect a change! The contrary circumstances will not change by themselves, just because you believe. So do what the Word says.
The second part of Romans 10:10 says, “…with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” That’s the key. For your situation to change or to maintain a life of continuous progress and triumph, it’s got to be by faith, and faith is calling real that which has already been consummated for you in Christ. Take a hold of God’s Word and affirm your victory in Christ Jesus!