Greater is He that is within you than he that is in the world. – 1 John 4:4
When I finally grasped this scripture I felt what can only be described as an inner boldness rise up within me; an inner confidence that had been suppressed for years by anxiety and wrongdoings was now released into my every day. This confidence was birthed as this verse assured me that the enemy may have the ability to cause my season to induce fear, worry or guilt, but the Spirit within me is stronger and He has the power to overcome anything that the enemy desires to use to distract or hinder me.
Jesus reminds us that we will face persecution – if there’s one thing that we can be certain of regarding our futures it’s that. But, you can also be certain that no matter what you do face, greater is He that is within you and He has the power to overcome anything that desires to tear you down. Not only is He within you but He promises to be there whilst you walk through the fire; He promises that you will not be overtaken nor overwhelmed. Most importantly you will not face anything that will be so hard that you will fall and be unable to stand back up. So whatever you’re facing remember, yes the enemy may be throwing fiery darts your way, the season may be extremely tough and you may be on the verge of giving up, but greater is He and His power and strength is within you. Put your trust in this truth; allow it to seep into your mind and heart and overtake the lie that told you that you can’t get through this. Yes, by yourself I am certain that you can’t, but you’re not alone.
Prayer | O Lord, help me to remember that your strength is within me whenever my circumstances seem too tough to bear.