Victim or Victor

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Fight and fall, the choice is ours! It’s not what this life throws at us that defines us, what defines us is how we react to the storms of this life. When we get that diagnosis no one ever wants to hear. It is human nature to be scared of the unknown. But, if we will be like the Psalmist when he wrote, “when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.” (Psalm 56:3) that is when we will emerge from our battles in victory. Because, no matter how things turn out, our God will honor our faithfulness. One thing is for certain, we WILL all die at some point, but when we can look back and say, like the Apostle Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7) that is all that really matters in the end. We are not sure how Paul died. Tradition tells us that he was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero in Rome in A.D. 67. That doesn’t sound like a very desirable way to die, yet here we are some, 2,048 years later and he is still admired by all of Christianity for his faithfulness to our Lord.

Many have bravely fought cancer and it did finally take them from us. But, I have never known one, who put their faith in the Lord, who was not greatly admired by all who knew them; and many, many lives were impacted for their faithfulness. You see, victory comes in more than one form. It’s not always about the miracle healing, but about the countless souls that are touched, and lives that were changed forevermore.

From my heart to yours!

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