As I sat in church this morning listening to a young girl sing about how Jesus knew her name, I was overcome with emotion. (Not uncommon for this emotional girl) But I was so touched because this young girl was recently dealt a rough hand. She is having to deal with something that someone that young shouldn’t. Yet there she was, standing in front of God and all of the congregation singing her praises to God. She was unknowingly showing the rest of us how to be an overcomer. I’m sure life will still be hard and not make sense at times but she is on the right track. She is learning that when God is the center of your life, your load can be lifted.

I thought of the words to the song “Overcomer” by Mandisa:

Everybody’s been down
Hit the bottom, hit the ground
Oh, you’re not alone
Just take a breath, don’t forget
Hang on to His promises
He wants You to know

The same Man, the Great I am
The one who overcame death
Is living inside of You
So just hold tight, fix your eyes
On the one who holds your life
There’s nothing He can’t do
He’s telling You…You’re an overcomer!

Where are you in life right now? I am here to tell you that no matter where you are, unless you have God in your life, the hard times will be harder. Been there. Done that. Why not let go and give Him the chance to change the situation and change you in the process? The bad times come to show us that we are not alone. We don’t have to walk the hard road by ourselves. God can change any situation if you just give Him the chance. He is waiting with arms stretched wide open to you.

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing – James 1: 2-4

*Click here to see the Overcomer video…love that includes Robin Roberts of ABC.