Day 5

2 Corinthians 2:14 - Day 5

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.

In life, a myriad of complex circumstances regularly come at us and for most, this causes feelings of anxiety, worry and depression. At times we cannot see beyond our current dilemma and see God at work. Many Christians are affected by these feelings because they have lost perspective of God’s reality. When pressed with difficult circumstances we can react like everyone else and muscle our way through out of sheer determination, or at times buckle under the pressure and slide into self-pity. The same Spirit that raised Jesus form the dead lives inside His followers. He has seated us in heavenly places where our home is inside Christ next to the throne of God.

Paul here encourages us to live in the triumph of Christ. One of the greatest truths we can know is that we no longer fight for victory, but we fight from victory. When we are confident in who God is, that He is good, and that He is always looking out for us, we can rest in the middle of life’s battles. This faith perspective grounds our hearts, minds and emotions even if chaos ensues around us.

Where are you experiencing worry and tension?

Ask God right now to invade that circumstance and allow Him to overpower you with His peace and perspective.