Jesus Our Overcomer {Thankful Thursdays}

We live in a world full of compromise, hate, and violence – a world of sin. As Christians, we are told we are to live in the world, but not of it. We are to live a separated, holy life {Romans 12:1-2} but we can’t do it in our own strength; we have to let Jesus take total control of our lives. When we turn our lives over to Him, Jesus becomes our Overcomer.
When we turn our lives over to Him, Jesus becomes our Overcomer. We can have faith in Him to have the victory over life's troubles. Thankful Thursdays Linkup l frogslilypad.net

Jesus Our Overcomer


Every time the news comes on there are stories full of awfulness that enters our ears and eyes. Events that are hard to forget: the persecution of Christians, the persecution and attacks on different nationalities, freedoms slowly being removed one by one; things that should cause a sense of awareness for the Christian.

We face uncertain times every day. While some of us may face things more difficult uncertainties than others, we all have things we face that cause worry and fear. You know, Jesus is not the one who gives us the spirit of fear. He gives us the spirit of strength, love, and self control. {2 Timothy 1:7}

When Jesus was here on earth, He faced tribulations. From the time King Herod heard about His birth, Jesus was sought after to be killed; Joseph and Mary took Him and left their country for Egypt until the danger was over.  During His ministry years, Jesus had his own people turn against Him because of who He was. Can you imagine having your own people turn against you? It’s hard to imagine, but it happens – even today. Jesus told us we would have hardships, but for us to be comforted in Him because He has already overcome the problems of this world.

This year, I’m focusing on being more Faithful in my life. It’s easy to say we have faith but putting it into action is a little more difficult.  Do you have the faith to rest in Jesus and let Him be your Overcomer? Do you have the faith that He has already won the victory?

Encamped along the hills of light,
Ye Christian soldiers, rise,
And press the battle ere the night

Shall veil the glowing skies.
Against the foe in vales below
Let all our strength be hurled;
Faith is the victory, we know,
That overcomes the world.

Faith is the victory!
Faith is the victory!
Oh, glorious victory,
That overcomes the world.

12 comments

  1. "We face uncertain times every day. While some of us may face things more difficult uncertainties than others, we all have things we face that cause worry and fear. You know, Jesus is not the one who gives us the spirit of fear. He gives us the spirit of strength, love, and self control. {2 Timothy 1:7}" Yes, Lori! I've had to come back to this a lot lately. Just this past Monday, my girls' schools were dismissed early and all the students evacuated because of a bomb threat! It was found to be an utter hoax, but still...Yet, we cannot live in fear, and this world is not our home. Thank you for so graciously hosting Thankful Thursdays and for being such a faithful encourager to your party guests! :)

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  2. We need this kind of encouragement, so thanks for putting it out there with Scripture and your own heart!

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  3. Thank you for these wise words of encouragement. Here lately I've found myself having trouble falling asleep due to fear and also waking up feeling fearful. I know some of it is physically related to the season of life I am in, but I also need reminded of where fear comes from and whose battle it is anyway. Thanks so much!

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  4. I needed this! There have been some difficult things going on around me. It is easy to let fear take over. I will be writing 2 Tim 1:7 in my journal today. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Wow...did I need to read your post this morning Lori! Today I am definitely needing the reminder to let God overcome the difficult times. He wants me to depend on Him! I love that scripture in 2 Timothy too...I am thankful for the strength, wisdom, and self control that God has blessed us with. Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful reminder of God's strength. Have a terrific Thursday and may God richly bless you and yours this weekend!

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  6. You're welcome, Horace. This has been on my heart since last week after hearing some sad news about former friends. I'm so thankful for a God who is in control, I just have to let Him have the control.

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  7. You're welcome, Wendi. I'm praying the Lord gives you the strength you need to not allow fear take over. Hugs my sweet friend!

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  8. Cheryl, I just said a prayer for you. I pray you find the rest you need and will wake up refreshed in the morning.

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  9. Thank you, Michele. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Oh, Elizabeth! What a scary situation to be in. You are right, we cannot live in fear. I pray you will continue to have the courage you need in sending your precious girls to school.

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  11. A wonderful word of encouragement! He has overcome the world - He is our overcomer. We need have no fear!

    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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  12. Thanks, Lori. I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.

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