The scripture for today, September 13 (9/13), is Psalm 9:13f as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:

“O Lord, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death, that I may declare your praises…and there rejoice in your salvation.”

We all experience difficult things in our life ~ some minor, some major. Do we let them define our entire life? Some of us never get over them, and relive them over and over in our mind. But look at it this way: We cannot be “more than conquerors” (Romans 8:37) unless we have something to conquer. We cannot have “victory in Jesus” unless we have something to be victorious over.

God said that he can make “all things work together for good” to those who love the Lord (Romans 8:28). Today, with the courage of God in your heart, stand up and thank God for your problems. It is only when we have problems that we can experience victories.

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