We understand our shortcomings, our failures, our defeats.
Sometimes we can feel like we are defeated and we need encouragement and strength, we need hope and forgiveness.
But, sometimes we have done amazing things. I mean, just awesome things. Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes, we have amazing, earth shattering, awesome victories.
I mean sometimes we accomplish something that we just have to stand back and say – wow! Can you believe that happened? Can you believe that we did that? You can you believe that we accomplished this task?
Wow. That’s awesome.
And in those times, at these moments of awesome and amazing victory, we need to remember the words of Psalm 44: 1-3:
O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old: you with your own hand drove out the nations, but them you planted; you afflicted the peoples, but them you set free; for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them.
The people of God had done amazing things. They had conquered a new land. They had been victorious. They had won amazing astounding victories.
They wanted to just stand back and say wow! Look what we’ve done.
And so they wrote Psalm 44. And they were reminded. It wasn’t them. It was God, through them. The victory was because of the Lord. He was the force. He was the strength. He was the power.
It was Him. It was because of Him and through Him.
And so is it for each of us today. Our victories are His. Through Him and for Him and His glory.
Today, let’s thank Him for the victories in our lives. Let’s be thankful. Let’s live boldly. Let’s try big things. Let’s do big things. Let’s live out loud.
Let’s, as a I like to say – charge hell with a water pistol.
And when we put out the fire, let’s give God the glory.
Today, He is the author, the perfector, and the giver of all our victories. Let’s do our part, put let’s know that the battle is His!
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