There are times in our lives when we have been hit by blow after blow, and we feel crushed and exhausted. Yet, no one, man, woman nor child, need ever be defeated. It doesn’t matter what your circumstances are. God doesn’t want us to live out our daily existence discouraged or hopeless, so He has given us His Word as a source of blessing and encouragement.
Deuteronomy 20:4 says, “For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”
Deuteronomy 28:7 fills us with hope and courage in the midst of the battle. The author reminds us that it is the Lord who goes with us to fight for us against our enemies—whoever or whatever that may be. God not only fights for us, but he also gives us the victory. How encouraging is that!
Christ always leads us into triumph. You are only defeated when you give in to defeat.
“But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ’s victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere, Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing.
(2 Corinthians 2:14-15 AMPC)