“Turn to me and be gracious to me, For I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses.” – Psalm 25:16 – 17

I heard a story on the radio yesterday about a woman who went bungee-jumping. Terrifying as that could be, what happened to her was even worse: the cord broke. She rapidly descended into water and suddenly found herself completely disoriented. Yet she amazingly emerged a survivor, and although she suffered a broken collarbone, she anticipates a full recovery.

So let’s be honest … vulnerable … straight to the point. We all have moments of discouragement and sadness. Times when we fall into the pit of despair. They can be overwhelming and sometimes debilitating. Yet as we plunge into the depths, there is One who never lets go.

Jesus.

His strength is sure. His grip is secure. When we are held by Him, we can know complete peace and rest.

His ways are perfect. His plans always succeed. When we are led by Him, we can be confident a good destination awaits.

Perhaps you’re struggling to keep your head above water today. Maybe you’re battling a life-threatening illness. Maybe you’re grieving the loss of a spouse or dealing with betrayal. Maybe you’re anxious about family relationships or worrying about finances.

Maybe, maybe, maybe – countless possibilities exist.

Christ is with you.

For certain. For certain. For certain.

And you are loved by Him.

He will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). “He will not allow your foot to slip” (Psalm 121:3). He is with you forever and always (Matthew 28:20).

When we belong to Christ, we’re not just survivors. We’re more than conquerors!

“… in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.” – Romans 8:37

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4 thoughts on “V-I-C-T-O-R-Y

    1. Dear Linda,

      I needed to be reminded of Zephaniah 3:17 today – thank you so much, precious friend.

  1. I always look forward to your emails. I enjoy them because of what they say and teach but most especially because they are from you.

    I have a friend of over 40 years that would enjoy your devotionals. Could you include her in your email? Her name is [contact info. removed]

    You may want to include a note that I suggested her name.

    Thank you, Emily.
    Nancy

    1. How wonderful to hear from you, Nancy! What a joy to know these devotionals are an encouragement to you. The Lord is so good! I am very pleased we can be in touch at least a little. My time working for you at Bride’s House remains among my fondest memories.

      I would be very pleased to add your friend to my e-mail list, and will include a brief note about your referral. Thank you so much.

      In Christ’s Love,
      Emily

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