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“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? 1 Corinthians 15:55 NIV

I was thinking about asking God for victory in my life in several areas: my quest to be a free-lance writer and eating healthy and being active. So I looked up victory in the search bar on my Bible Gateway app. This was one of the verses listed.

It reminded me of my good friend’s graveside service. She died suddenly of asthma, only being middle-aged, and I was devastated. I knew she had trouble with asthma, but I never suspected this could happen. As I watched her husband pull their two daughters toward the casket, this verse came to my mind. I felt a sense of peace come over me. But the strange thing is, I didn’t know it was a Bible verse. I knew I had heard the phrase before and thought maybe it was written by Shakespeare. Later, at home, I heard it mentioned in a sermon as a Bible verse, and I knew God had spoken to me that day. It was a reminder that God had the final victory over death by the resurrection of Jesus Christ and my friend’s acceptance of Jesus as her Savior.

If I ask God for help in my life, He will give me victory over the struggles I face. He will guide me each step of the way. Thank you, God. And thank you, God, for sending your Son to earth, and sacrificing him to die on the cross for my sins, so that I will be saved and go to Heaven when I die. This will happen because I believe He died for me, I asked for forgiveness for my sins and He now calls me His child. God will have the final victory when I die.

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