“For God’s promise was made to you and to your children, and to all who are far away — all whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”
– Acts 2:39
God does not lie. And when He makes promises, we have to hold on to it, take it in, and believe it with full conviction. Every Easter, Jesus promises something to us. He promises victory to reign in our lives. He calls us to go on a lifelong journey with Him because when we allow His Spirit to dwell in us, we become conquerors; of sin, trials, sorrow, and all that is evil.
Like Mary Magdalene, when she went to the tomb and saw that Jesus’ body was not there, she felt helpless, she was crying, we go through our own times of sadness, of loss, But then Jesus appeared and told her to proclaim that He is going back to His Father and that His Father is their God. (John 20: 11-18)
We have our trials, we have tons and tons of struggles, but every Easter, we are reminded that we don’t have to worry. We are reminded that there is always hope. Jesus has risen and He will go back to His Father, our God, who is now in-charge of our suffering. Now all we have to do is believe and claim the victory God has promised us!
We are called to always be at our best, to be great, but at the end of the day, it is still up to Him. And when it is God who is working, we can only expect the best there is. No matter what failures you’ve gone through, just the mere fact that we are faithful to His promises, just the simple choice of following Him, means we have already won.