Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place – 2 Corinthians 2:14
There was as much evil in Bible days, as there is today; the world was just as wicked and dark back then, as it is today. The happenings around the world today, as reported by the media might be terribly agonizing, but the Bible clearly shows that these things are not new: “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun“ (Ecclesiastes 1:9).
There were economic hardships back then as there are today; there were recessions and depressions. People lived in fear because of terrorism. These were, and are still tricks the adversary uses to suppress and oppress people. In fact, he has no new tricks; he’s only got the same old ones that will always fail.
Our God, however, has been faithful throughout all generations. In the midst of the darkness, He has led His people in perpetual triumph and kept His promises. No wonder the psalmist declared, “I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations” (Psalms 89:1).
It doesn’t matter how much news of doom and gloom is propagated through the media, refuse to fear. Don’t panic! 1 John 4:4 says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” Your heavenly Father has been dealing with evil, hardship, harsh economic conditions, wickedness, and terror in the world for long. He’s not perplexed as to how to take care of you, and beautify your life.
Read again the inspiring words of the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 2:14, this time, from the Message translation: “And I got it, thank God! In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade….” God has ordained your victory, promotion, and prosperity in the midst of recession, economic downturn, inflation, and disaster. He already planned that you’ll be a success in this life, irrespective of what’s going on in the world around you.
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Confession (Proclamation of Faith)
Irrespective of the perils and tribulations in this world, I’m shielded and protected; I’m like a tree planted by the waters, that spreads out her roots by the river. I don’t know when heat comes. I’m triumphant always in Christ Jesus! I’ve overcome the world and its systems! Thank you Lord Jesus!
Further Study: Psalm 37:18-19; Psalm 91:5-6