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Daily Reading: Daniel 11:36-12:13 ESV, 1 John 4:1-21 ESV, Psalm 123:1-4 ESV, Proverbs 29:2-4 ESV

Daily Verse: “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4 ESV)

NIKAO (3528): “Overcome, conquer, prevail, get the victory.”[1]

Get the victory.

As children of God, you possess divine power to help overcome this world’s trials and tribulations.  Accessing Christ’s strength means submitting your life to Him and asking for help.  Submission requires self-awareness to realize you need assistance to win the battle.

Jesus helps us face our demons, both internal and external.  Often, our biggest battles come from within ourselves.  Fears and anxieties can cripple us from enjoying life to the fullest.

Listening to a friend share her anxiety about driving over bridges hurt my heart.  As a result of her fear, she limits her travels and doesn’t go places she longs to go.  Trusting God can help us overcome our fears.

Greater within you.

God’s Spirit living within your heart has more power than anything.  When Jesus died and rose again, He overcame death, the consequences of sin.  Placing our faith in Christ means we no longer fear death. 

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 ESV)

When my friend shared her anxieties, I told her how I overcame my driving fears.  After getting t-boned in an intersection by a taxi driver in northern VA, totaling the rental vehicle, I developed post-traumatic syndrome with driving. 

Every time I enter an intersection, flashbacks of the crash haunt me. Jesus helps me overcome them by reminding me that He never leaves nor forsakes me.  God protected me then, and He protects me now.  Life doesn’t end when our physical body dies but continues forever with Christ.

Don’t let anxiety and fear stop you from living life to the fullest.  Trust Jesus to help you overcome the trials you face.  Introduce your mountains to the God who created them.  Submission doesn’t mean weakness; instead, you access divine strength to help you overcome.

[1] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p. 171) Thomas Nelson

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