Dealing with defeat is more than just being discouraged. Defeat has a way of getting deep down within the spirit of man and making them feel crushed beyond measure. It’s more than a heavy load. It’s carrying the weight of disappointment, hopelessness, and pain without seeing any real way of being able to experience the least bit of victory in the end. Therefore, the shoulders slump forward without the strength to be lifted up.
How does one go one when they think they have no more power for the press of this life? There is nothing you and I can do to overcome on our own. A humanistic way of thinking will formulate plans over and over again but they come to naught. Or, any measure of peace we think to feel becomes fleeting and never lasting.
In Jesus Christ we have our ultimate source of victory. He said, “Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” HE IS THE DEFEATER OF DEFEAT. He is the power that stands aright with no competition to put Him down. He is our way when there seems to be no way. Our comfort when the love of people is few and far between.
The old church song says, “Can’t nobody do me like Jesus.” Ain’t that the truth! He my comfort when I am comfortless. He’s my fortress when I am surrounded by enemies. He’s my strength when everything within me feels weak. He has overcome anything and everything this world has thrown at Him and He stands ready to overcome for you, too.
We are far from defeated. We are more than conquerors. Everything that tries to convince us otherwise is a bold face lie from the enemy. We are secured in Christ. Christ has already won all the competitions of this life. He has already overwhelmed the enemy. He has taken this world by storm and we rest in the realm of His power, strength, and love.
To say that Christ has won is an understatement. He has literally crushed, obliterated, and stands on the head of every adversary we may face today. The world may think they have won but Jesus will flip the script on them every time and show who He really is. He has “disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross,” (Col. 2:15; NIV). His enemies are being made a footstool at His feet (Hebrews 10:13; NIV). He is the King of all kings and Lord of all lords and will conquer everything and everybody that tries to war against Him (Revelation 17:14).
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, WE ARE ON THE WINNING SIDE! There is no defeat for a child of God. We have too much victory available to us through the name and the blood of Jesus Christ, our Savior, our Redeemer, and our Victor.
He has already overcome and we will overcome with Him! Be of good cheer.