“”We’re better than this!”
The microphone that was worn by the basketball coach broadcast his earnest pleading between him and his players during the timeout. Down by two points with seconds left, what should have been an easy win for the team was derailed by numerous turnovers and errors. They still had a chance to win this playoff game and advance to the finals. The coach attempted to encourage the team, reigniting the confidence they played with the entire season. This scenario is repeated in every sport and so many other life situations. When the trials of life weigh heavy upon us, we may lose our confidence and embark upon the slippery slope of self-doubt. If we can simply remember what we have accomplished with prior confrontations, it may be enough to purge the doubt and fear and lead us to victory and success once again.
Our spiritual lives are no different. If Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior, He has already secured an eternal victory for your soul. So why do we live as if we are defeated by Satan and sin? Why do we focus upon the problem when we have been given the triumphant solution? The Apostle Paul asked the same question in his letter to the Romans.
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Romans 8:35 (NASB)
Who or what will ever separate us from the love of Jesus Christ? Nothing!
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
Romans 8:37 (NASB)
We’re better than this!
Indeed we are, but only by the grace and mercy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.