Fanny Crosby’s rousing and triumphant anthem “Victory Through Grace” proclaims the mighty power of God’s grace for the soldiers of the cross. The chorus makes it clear that God’s people will not conquer by strength or speed. They will have their victory through the promised grace of God. “Not to the strong is the battle, not to the swift is the race. Yet to the true and the faithful victory is promised through grace.”
In conflict after conflict the Bible promises this victory through grace. In Ephesians 2 God promises victory over the conflict of death by His quickening grace. In Romans 5 God promises victory over the conflict of condemnation by His justifying grace. In Romans 4 and all of Galatians God promises victory over our conflict with the law by His saving grace. In II Corinthians 12 God promises victory over the conflict of the weakness of our flesh by His sufficient grace. In Hebrews 4 God promises victory over the conflict of the despairs of life at His throne of grace.
As we face the conflicts of life we must always remember that the God of grace is still our God. Trials, despairs, conflicts, sin, weakness and all other problems of living in this shell of flesh do not separate us from Him. He knows our needs and does not leave us alone to face them. Jesus came and lived here and experienced sorrows, temptations, trials, hurts and rejection. Our God of grace fully understands all that we face each day. We are not alone. We have One with us, our Ruler, our King, our Victorious Leader, our Risen Savior who is able to sustain us by His grace in everything we face both now and unto eternity.
With Fanny Crosby we need to stand and sing. We need to raise our voices loudly in the triumphant proclamation of victory through grace.
“Conquering now and still to conquer rideth the King in His might! Leading the host of all the faithful into the midst of the fight; see them with courage advancing, clad in their brilliant array, shouting the name of their Leader, hear them exultingly say. Not to the strong is the battle, not to the swift is the race. Yet to the true and the faithful victory is promised through GRACE!”t
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