God Is Always Victorious; I Will Not Fail
“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD.” Isaiah 54:17
I’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking about trials. At the end of day, if you pinpoint what’s difficult about the trial, it’s the not knowing, the uncertainty. The biggest reason why I fear and doubt; despair and falter—is that I don’t know how it’s all going to end. That’s why I’m so thankful for this great promise: God is always victorious; I will not fail.
It turns out that I do know how this all ends, I’ve read the end of the Book—God wins! In Him, so do I! That’s the promise in Isaiah 54:17.
This is one of my absolute favorite verses in the entire pages of holy scripture. Read it again. God made this awesome assertion to the postexilic Israelites as they came back to the land that He had promised them. Judgment was over and now blessing was coming. God gave them this promise and extended it by His grace to all of His children.
This promise literally means that nothing “formed against you shall prosper.” Nothing built, sharpened, aimed, or fired against you, your family, your church family, God’s kingdom, or God’s people will succeed. They may seem to win for a while—a job may be lost; a child may wander and be lost; and a life may even be lost—but in the end even these tragedies will assist God’s prospering of those who are truly His.
Today is your chance to honor God. This is your opportunity to prove the superiority of the life lived in Jesus Christ. Now is the time not to be held back!
Just like you, I have uncertainties. I have health concerns. I have burdens in my family and in my marriage, in my finances and in my career. I’m going through the same struggles that the people who don’t know Christ are going through. The difference is, I have the Lord. I have the Spirit of God alive inside me. I have the grace to love when I’m hated. I have the strength to give when I’m taken advantage of. I have a supernatural capacity as one of God’s sons or daughters to live in Christ. I have the promises of God. So do you. Isn’t that a blessed thought!
Just Something To Ponder…Pastor Steve