Did you know that you are a superhero?
I know you may not feel like one most days.
The great thing about being God’s kid is that it doesn’t matter what we feel like, it only matters what God says we are. God doesn’t live by His feelings, He lives by His truth.
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God’s truth tells us that we are superheroes in Him. At least that’s what we find in our verse for the week:
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
The words, “more than conquerors” are translated “hupernike”= more than victory. Sounds like a superhero to me!
But what are we superheros in? Look at the preceding verses:
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,“For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
(Romans 8:35-36 ESV)
We are superheroes in any trial or hardship that can be imagined.
- Persecuted for your faith in the workplace
- Lost out on that job promotion because you won’t lie for your boss
- Unrecognized for all of your hard work
What trial or hardship are you facing right now? God has given you more than victory in it!
Why are we superheroes? To show that when God is for us, nothing can be against us. That God gives victory to His kids.
Here’s the catch, we only get to be superheroes “through Him who loved us”. We have no power in ourselves to stay close to God, and survive the trials we face. We can only have more than victory through God who loves us.
That is the key: God’s love. His love for us is so great that He would move heaven and earth to help us, He would give His own Son to us, to die in our place so we don’t have to. God stops at nothing. And because of that truth, we don’t have to stop either. God has given us the victory to overcome the world and all it’s nastiness.
It might not look to someone on the outside like we are winning. You may not feel like “more than victory”. But God wins in the end and He says you are hupernike, you are more than victory in Him.
Take this verse with you this week, write it down, keep it in front of you so that you can be reminded of it’s truth as you face the trials that are waiting for you. Then you can emerge victorious today and every day knowing that you are a superhero to God, because of Him.