Overcomer

What does it mean to be an overcomer? It is someone who has been trampled by life; someone knocked down by the hurtful actions of others; someone who has been crushed emotionally; someone who despite all this is able to pick themselves up, even if it’s just crawling, to press on; to keep moving forward.

On our faith journey the hardships of life can overwhelm us and crush us. Yet God’s truths do not fail. He remains an ever present help even when it seems everyone else has abandoned us. An overcomer over comes all these trials and remains faithful to God. Their faith does not cease. In tears they cry out to God for help, for comfort, for compassion; their cries do not curse God, they seek God.

An overcomer lets the trauma, the sorrow, the suffering draw them nearer to God. They seek to let the pain transform them into a deeper love for God. This world is full of trials, but an overcomer can see that the pain here is temporary. The sorrow will one day be replaced with joy, eternal joy with God. In eternity the tears will cease as will the darkness. An overcomer sees this now. It is the element of faith.

© 2020 CGThelen

And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:3-4 (NASB)

14 thoughts on “Overcomer

  1. “To remember in the dark what I saw in the light…” I like that. I know during those tough trials, those dark moments, many observed how my faith saw me through — that witnessed to them. Discipling others came when others, going through similar trials to mine, sought me
    out for advice on how to get through it. They knew I made it through and wanted to talk to someone who understood. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Blessings.

  2. If I hadn’t tasted the kind of relationship I could have with the Lord when I was a teenager, I am not sure the tenacity to follow Jesus no matter what would be there. To remember in the dark what I saw in the light has been a part of a “faith Foothold” for me CG. “Overcomer”. how does one disciple that in others?

  3. Yes… “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony;”… An overcomer. Thanks for sharing that passage. Blessings.

  4. Amen, I agree, trials draw the overcomer close to God, even if it means they have to crawl to the presence. That’s my belief as well. Thank you for sharing, such a powerful remind.

  5. Yes, and amen!
    Revelation 12.10 – 12: 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

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