Daily Devotional
You are Programmed for Victory

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Romans 8:31

Ponder This

When you love God, God is on your side, and you’re programmed for victory. It may not seem like it. It may not always be there according to your naked eye. But if you wait, you’ll learn what poet Priscilla Leonard meant when she wrote:

“On the far reef the breakers
Recoil in shattered foam,
Yet still the sea behind them
Urges its forces home;
Its chant of triumph surges
Through all the thunderous din—
The wave may break in failure,
but the tide is sure to win! . . .
O mighty sea, thy message
In changing spray is cast;
Within God’s plan of progress
It matters not at last,
How wide the shores the evil,
How strong the reefs of sin—
The wave may be defeated
But the tide is sure to win.”
Priscilla Leonard, “Wave and Tide,” The Religious Herald 94, no. 3, (January 20, 1921).

God’s purposes will prevail. Satan can’t win. The stars in their courses are against the man who’s against God. The stars line up for the man who loves God. And if you go against God, you’re going to stumble on the stars. You’re going to have a collision with the stars.

  • How does it encourage you to remember that God’s victory is certain?
  • What tempts you to be distracted from this truth in daily life?

Practice This

Spend time today looking up God’s certain promises about His victory in the Bible. Commit one or two of these to memory.