“But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 15:57
When you are battling and feel like you are drowning in life’s rivers of temptations and despairs, stop and say this verse to yourself…‘But Thank God!’ We have a hope greater than the mountains we may face. We have a strength more powerful than the pulls of our fleshly desires. We serve a mighty God who overcame sin and death, so that we may live in the victory and fruit of it.
Friends, we don’t have to surrender. We don’t have to give in. We just need to thank God for the victory we already have. Notice that Paul doesn’t say, because we have victory through Jesus, thank God. He starts from a place of thankfulness that appreciates that victory has already been won. In Jesus, we have life not death, victory not defeat! So be strong and immovable in Him and for Him.