The challenge you are facing is present tense.
The change, the transformation, that needs to happen is future tense.
But God’s promises are past tense.
For a timeless God who is the same, yesterday, today and forever, the use of past tense is on purpose.
To God, the fight is over.
To God, your battle is won.
To God, you are walking in victory.
What began in the garden was finished at the cross and is brought to triumph through your surrendered life today.
You may feel like the enemy is too powerful for you. It is. You are not meant to fight them, you are created to worship the God who already has. Past tense.
You may feel like the foes that are rising up to defeat you are too strong. They are. You are not meant to overpower them but to surrender to Jesus Christ who already has defeated them. Past tense.
“He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.”
Psalm 18:17 NIV
If you can get just a glimpse of how God sees you today you would rest securely in the shadow of His saving arm and recharge your spirit in the shade of His vision for your life.
And because of the Cross, so do you.
You have been rescued.
May your present tense reflect the truth of God’s past tense.