The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Romans 16:15
The world is always looking for victory. People want to win and be on the winning side of any battle. However, many do not get to see victory.
For many people, the battles in life are so overwhelming, that they feel they will never be able to win. All their peace is lost, because all they can see is defeat coming with no real hope of victory. Some will give into the battle and quit fighting and moving forward.
As Paul brings his letter to the Romans to a close, he tells them that soon God will crush Satan under their feet. He then prays that God’s grace will be with them.
While the world is often in physical battles, the believer is constantly in a spiritual battle. Satan and the system of this world desire that the believer be destroyed. This battle can be in the physical, but is often in the heart and mind. The world wants to pull the believer away from Christ Jesus and remove all hope.
Although the world appears to be winning the battle, with sin being accepted and promoted more and more, there is coming a day when they will lose. Every day is one day closer to when Jesus will return and wipe away all sin for all eternity. At the moment He does that, He will also wipe away all tears, pain and suffering for every believer for eternity.
Satan and sin will be crushed under the feet of believers in the final battle of victory over sin.
Until that day, God’s grace will be with the believer who is focused on Him, keeping him in His will and peace. The believer will have peace, knowing that some day the battle will be won and finished.
Every day Satan is out to break you down and destroy you. This is a battle for your soul, that will last for eternity.
Focus your life upon God and His word. Know that there will be a day when Jesus will return to take you home with Him for eternity. Understand the peace that God gives you with His presence by your side.
It may be today, tomorrow or in a number of years, but some day you will step across the victory line with Jesus.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the peace you can have in God; that you will have the hope of the return of Jesus; that you will continue to fight the Lord’s battle in this world; and that God’s grace will be with you to guide and strengthen you in the fight.