As Christians, we are told in scripture that we are supposed to live lives of victory. We are told that we are more than conquerors. We are told that we have faith that can move mountains.
But in this world we live in, that seems hard, doesn’t it? It seems like the mountains are really tall and the victories don’t come all that often. So, how can we stand on the promises of God when it looks like that is not what is happening?
Today’s passage, to me, sheds a little light on that. Listen to what it says in 1 John 5: 1-4:
1Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child. 2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. 3For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, 4for whatever is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith.
Look at verse 4 -this is the victory that conquers the world. Faith.
That may be the biggest victory that we have in our world. Faith. In a world that seems overwhelming. With battles that seem too big and too broad. With challenges that are too much. With darkness that seems too deep.
The greatest victory may be the victory of faith. To not give up. To not quit. To not lay down. To keep walking, keep praying, keep serving, keep being faithful, even when it’s hard.
Even when we don’t see that victory. Even when we face really big challenges. Even when we feel overwhelmed.
This is the victory that conquers the world. Faith.
Today, keep believing. God is good. Good will win. Life triumphs. Don’t give up. Don’t grow tired. Don’t grow weary. Keep walking.
Faith is the victory. When the road looks long, have faith in a God that is bigger than you and bigger than your circumstances.
Have faith. That is the victory.