Complete and Total Victory
Daily Devotional for September 4th
Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 2 Timothy 4:17-18
Multitudes struggle through this life due to one simple thing; they don’t believe their situation will get any better. What makes us think we should be freed from oppressions when the rest of the world has to suffer with them anyway? Who am I to think I should live any better than the person down the street? We see the reality and desperation in everyone else and question why we should expect freedom from the same things everyone else is in bondage to.
Drug addiction has taken such a hold in our generation that it seems absolutely astonishing when someone is not medicated in some way. Struggles of depression, anxiety, mental disorders of every color are so rampant that we have grown to accept it as a part of life. The statistics of divorce are at such an all time high that no one believes couples can stay together anymore. But this is not the way life should be. There is freedom from it. You can rise above every circumstance; every problem and struggle in this life.
Our generation honestly sees no hope beyond their struggles. What we need to understand first of all is that even though this is reality for many people, it is not the will of God. Secondly, these things mentioned are all evidences of Satan’s work within lives. Jesus has promised victory and freedom over them all! You no longer have to be bound to drug and alcohol addiction. You no longer have to be a slave to depression and anxiety or any mental disorder. Doctors can only medicate you which will pull you into greater addictions. Jesus can and will break every chain; EVERY CHAIN that holds you. He can do it right now if you will come to Him in faith!
No matter what you struggle with today friend, Jesus has promised victory over it! Fleshly lusts such as nicotine, pornography, eating disorders; etc., all of these things are under Jesus’ feet. Are you, or someone you know, bound or addicted? Maybe you’ve been born again and living for God but still have things in your life you do not have the victory over. Jesus has promised deliverance from every evil work. Paul said here the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work. This means there is total victory; complete deliverance. The only things you will remain in bondage to are the things you don’t bring to Jesus. You do not have to set in defeat over anything! The only thing Jesus asks is that we come to Him and He will give us rest. Matthew 11:28.