No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him Who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present or the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.
Read Romans 8:28-39
The Psalms are filled with cries of David and other authors
of the Psalms when their sins or the oppression of their enemies cause pain and difficulties in their lives. In James we are reminded that there will be times of tribulation and troubles for us. We are reminded that the, Lord, the Creator of all things will never leave us or forsake us.
We will face trials and failures in our lives. The Lord will walk
with us through it all. He has promised over and over that He will be with us. He has told us also that vengeance is His and He will avenge us. He cried to the city of Jerusalem that He desired to gather her children under His wings and protect them. Luke 13:34.
Jesus hurts when we hurt. He feels our pain and sorrow. He
weeps over the loss of our loved ones. He sees the enemy as he roams the earth seeking who he, the enemy, can devour. Our enemy, the devil, desires to cause harm to those who love and serve the Lord. The devil will pursue those that are vulnerable. He seeks out our weaknesses and tempts us at our lowest point. He knows his time is limited. He knows we
will be victorious.
A number of years ago, a popular song said it so well. Twila Paris sang "The Warrior is a Child". One of the verses say that "even winners can get wounded in the fight" and that is so true. Mature Christians all have war stories of their struggles and though victorious, still carry scars. Our Savior carries the scars from the cross.
When you are in the battle, remember that the war has already been won. We still have the job of maintaining occupation. Just as our soldiers must occupy the territory they have won, so must we occupy and defend and protect our place as the Lord's soldiers. Remember also, Who
is with us. We are not alone in the battle.