"This is the victory that has overcome the world- our faith."
1 John 5:4
When life sends us reeling in pain and confusion, our response to our struggles will reveal how mature we are in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Of course, what He desires to see is our unshakable trust in Him, regardless of what happens. That is the measure of true victory-- our unwaivering faith. We realize that as children of our sovereign God, we are never victims of our circumstances. He is in control and will ultimately use whatever touches our lives for our good and His glory.
This is the goal. However, it's easier said than done. And if we drift in our devotions to God, the tragic events that unfold can leave us jaded.
My friend, don't allow the storms in your life to discourage you; rather, cling to the Lord and invite Him to fill you with His strength and hope. Hold tightly to Him and to the promises He's given you-- no matter what the cost or how circumstances appear. Have faith to the end. Because you know that with God, you'll be able to endure anything that comes your way in life and emerge triumphant.
Lord, I cling to Your promises that You will prevail on my behalf, amen.
In His presence... anticipate true and lasting victory.
Taken from Every Day In His Presence Devotional