Oh victory in Jesus. My Saviour forever...
Faith is the victory, faith is the victory...
We sing ally about victory. I suspect that is because we need and are comforted by the reminder because sometimes it seems like we have everything but victory. Setback follows defeat and defeat follows setback. Everything we try seems to fail. The furtherer we go the behinder we get. At least that is how it seems.
And yet, here Paul gives thanks for the victory that God gives through the Lord Jesus Christ.
That means that no matter what the setbacks we face, no matter what the challenges, no matter what the temporary defeats, no matter how bad it seems at the moment we can look forward to the final victory that is ours in Christ. In Jesus we can always ride in triumph giving our the sweet smelling savour of victory.
It takes faith to believe that, doesn't it? In those darks days of setbacks and defeat it is hard to behave like we have the victory.
But if we could ever cop on to that fact everything would change. We would no longer drag ourselves through the day with our heads down. We could walk with our heads held high in victory.
Faith is the victory, and we look forward to the victory in faith.
Thank God for this marvelous victory!