37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I love watching movies that have a theme of overcoming obstacles and defeat and coming back as the winner. That’s what made Rocky so popular over the late 1970’s and 1980’s. It starts off with adversity and the need to train and work hard to come back after a defeat. Every movie ends with victory, even though Rocky is greatly outmatched. It is unreal the amount of punches that they can take and reminds me that it is a movie and not reality. Nobody can every take so many head-shots and still be standing steady.
How many head-shots or body-shots do we take on a daily basis figuratively? We will have our up-days and definitely some days or weeks, where we do feel like we are the underdog and getting beat-up by the opponent. In this case, Satan is our opponent and he is constantly wearing us down in the corner, taunting us to punch back harder. All we need to do is to go back to our corner and see that Jesus is in our corner. We may not need the physical strength to fight Satan, but through prayer and petition, we are being given the strength to fight the good fight spiritually. We have the love of God to inspire and strengthen us each and every day.