John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
The intensity of the fight inside the “Cage of Life” can really challenge our peace at times. Going toe to toe with an enemy that is throwing haymakers from every angle trying to knock us out can really discourage us if we don’t keep our eyes on Christ. It is during these difficult rounds that the words of our heavenly trainer seem a bit confusing. I mean, how can we have peace during the fight when we are being hit from all sides by adversity?
It is important to understand between rounds that Christ’s peace is not the same as the world’s (John 14:27). The average fighter thinks peace will come only if they are able to win every fight. However, we are not promised peace through our personal victories but through our relationship with the Father. This bond will insure peace even during the most heated battles.
We can never fix the fight so that we feel safe and secure every round. The way to tap out anxiety isn’t by fighting weaker opponents. Instead, victory comes from being hidden in Christ and fighting through the difficult rounds with quiet confidence in God’s fight plan.
Remember, it is called a fight for a reason. However, we are fighting from Victory, not for victory. Keep Fighting!