DEFEAT?

“Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident” (Psalms 27:3).

Many are found to be with inferiority complex. Some, while writing their exam itself, fear that they might fail in it. While facing losses in business or when overridden by debt issues some people say that intend to commit suicide as a family.

But look at David. He always spoke the words of victory. He never let fear and disbelief overrule him. He stood opposing all the powers which cause discouragement and spoke the words of faith. “Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident” (Psalm 27:3).

Dear children of God, you should know the ways and means to turn defeat into victory. Once, a brother had to write an examination to obtain a promotion in Government service and the content for the examination was too tough.

One day when he went through the verse “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13), those words brought great enthusiasm in him. He strengthened himself by reciting repeatedly “I have wisdom, power and strength to pass in this examination through Christ who strengthens me.” God commanded victory for him in that examination.

Once, King Hezekiah had to face a big battle and the king of Assyria landed with a huge army. The warriors of King Hezekiah did not have comparative strength, mental power or sufficient weapons.

So, King Hezekiah spread the letters brought by the Assyrian commander Sennacherib before the Lord and prayed earnestly. The Lord heard that prayer and sent His angel into the Assyrian camp. He killed one hundred and eighty-five thousand belonging to the camp.

Dear children of God, since victorious Christ is by your side, He will make you win always over everything. You walk upright, thank and praise God. He will turn your defeat into victory.

To meditate: “Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah” (Psalms 46: 2, 3).