How We Overcome
“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.”
Romans 8:37 (NLT)
At some point life will come at all of us hard. You may be experiencing something right now that has you questioning if you can make it through. I want to tell you that you can!
How do I know? Let me share the cliff notes of my story with you:
In 2011 I learned that Fibroid Tumors would become a part of my Overcomer Story. My fertility was in question and compromised per the Doctor that I saw at that time. Between the years of 2011-2013 I experienced a gamut of symptoms associated with fibroids. A few ended in visits to the ER, late or missed days of work, isolation, anxiety, etc. Did I mention that I was a newlywed and that my hormones were unpredictable due to various prescriptions used to put a bandaid on an evolving condition? In 2013 I decided to undergo a laparoscopic myomectomy which is typically less invasive and less time consuming. What was supposed to take less than three hours turned into an almost 7 hour procedure where 14 fibroid tumors were removed. Ultimately I sustained a massive incision and needed more time than planned to recover. In 2014 I prayed and fought for my fertility and we conceived. In 2015, I gave birth to my daughter. Fast forward to two weeks ago when I went in for an ultrasound to find out that fibroids have resurfaced. This isn’t uncommon but it is also not something that you want to hear.
Why am I sharing this? This is how we overcome (Revelations 12:11)! In full transparency, I am disappointed but I am not discouraged. How can I be when I recall how the Lord literally pulled me through a four year trial? Despite this life update and the decisions that I will have to make concerning my health, I am an Overcomer. That’s the Word!
So what is that one thing(s) that makes you feel like your back is against the wall? You must remind yourself that God is for you, He loves you, and nothing can separate you from His love (Romans 8:38). Let me encourage you to look back and recall where He has brought you from. I would also like for you to consider that the outcome of your trial may not be what you expect or even what you prefer but you need to know that it will produce a resolve in you to wholeheartedly trust and depend on God’s Grace to bring you through to victory.