In Part 1 of this series we left off with the idea that God wants to navigate the deep, mysterious, and sometimes stormy waters of motherhood the same way the disciples navigated the tempestuous waters of the Sea of Galilee. He wants us to stop being afraid and put our faith in Him and His Word, to believe that because we have the God of the universe in our boat, no matter how hard the wind blows or how high the waves rise, we can make it in victory to the other side.
There is not a day that goes by that I do not face new struggles, that I miss that one-on-one time with God, or that I lose my temper. Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerers and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.
More Than a Conquerer
What does it mean to be more than a conquerer? It means you can face life with boldness and say, “Nothing in life can defeat me because the Greater One lives in me. He’s provided me with everything I need to handle what He has called me to do. I can win every battle because everything I need to overcome them is mine in Christ Jesus. Because I’m in Him, I have what it takes!”
That gives me great reason to rejoice! So go on and rejoice! Instead of focusing on your shortcomings and weaknesses, celebrate the strength of the One who is in you. Every time the devil threatens to starve your confidence or sink your family’s ship, remind yourself that…
- God himself has said…I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax my hold on you) -Hebrews 13:5
- In Christ, God… always leads us in triumph -2 Corinthians 2:14