Overcoming the World

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Fire rocked Texas in 2019.

A chemical plant near Houston exploded. One person was killed.

In 2016, 34,000 acres burned in a monster blaze in Bastrop County. 1,660 homes were set ablaze, and two people were killed.

How about the Texas City disaster in 1947, the largest non-nuclear explosion in history? 8,485 victims suffered in this industrial accident.

God says he is with us no matter the disasters that come our way!

Isaiah 41:10 is our assurance that our God is at our side through every trouble.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

We are never alone, even in our darkest hour.

John 16:33 reminds us that Jesus faced equally disastrous circumstances.

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

How horrible was our Lord’s treatment at the hands of the Romans? He hung on the cross until his life fled from him.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 cautions us that we will endure bad times. Still, we are lifted into glory by the presence of our God.

“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”

Jesus returned from the grave. The worst the world could do didn’t slow him down. He arose conquering hero, mighty warrior, and our salvation. We find our example in him.

Let’s lift our hands and rejoice in the name of our Lord. In him, we can sing our praises in every situation.

We are mighty in God, for he is our hope and our salvation.

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