One of the most tragic words in any language is someday. It sums up the unfulfilled hopes and dreams of this entire generation. So many are bound, lonely, heartbroken, disillusioned, rejected, waiting for a miracle to happen. But nothing is going to happen unless they take steps to make it happen.
Four leprous men sat outside the besieged city of Samaria and the Syrian army was determined to starve them out. These men could have died of hunger but they decided to do something about their hopeless situation. They asked, “Why are we sitting here until we die? … If they kill us, we shall only die. And they rose at twilight to go to the camp of the Syrians and … no one was there” (2 Kings 7:3-5). When they entered the camp, they discovered food, gold, clothes — all their hearts could desire, for the Lord intervened (see verses 7-8).
There is something tragically wrong with the way most of us are living the Christian life. We are not living the way God intended at all! Consider the adjectives God uses to describe the life he provides for all believers: abundant and overcoming; satisfying, joyous; the peace of God and light with no darkness; freedom, wisdom, good cheer and blessings; power, quietness, assurance and victory!
Now think of the negative adjectives being tossed about by Christians today: coping, depressed, fearful; anxious, sleepless, lonely; blue, empty, restless; weak, guilty, condemned; oppressed, holding on, nervous, perplexed, burned out.
God never intended for his children to live as though he has forsaken the earth and given control to Satan. The most faithful among us grow weary and even the strongest lose heart at times. But this must not be allowed to continue!
Christ is coming back for a triumphant, overcoming church that is victorious over all the power of the enemy. “Now thanks be to God who always leads us to triumph in Christ” (2 Corinthians 2:14).
Beloved, rise up today and walk in victory because “in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).