Summary: Jesus hears and sees the same reports you do, but He chooses to ignore them and enable you to overcome!
This morning I want to talk to you about being an overcomer. I want to help you today to get victory in your current circumstances now and in the future matters in your life. I want you to live a life of Faith, a life full of peace just as God would have you to live. Now many people know what it is like to be overcome by things, to have the feeling of being bombarded from all sides. To be facing obstacles in your life that in the natural you see no way around or through. Having a hopeless feeling about your circumstance. This morning you might find yourself in a bad financial position, a loss of job, maybe you are experiencing a rocky marriage, or perhaps you are facing a serious health issue or any number of things. The enemy does not have a shortage of rocks to throw at you. Often times you might find yourself facing more than one obstacle in your life. So often time’s people will live their entire life in a daily struggle, never really having victory in their life. Always involved in a battle, always looking for a season of peace. But I can tell you that as a Christian, that is not the plan of God for your life. Yes, you will face trials along the way, but His plan is for you to experience victories as well. For you to have an abundant life. To live the life that He has for you, a life based on Faith in Him and His Word.
"Unbelief puts our circumstance between us and God, but faith puts God between us and our circumstances."
This morning some of you here might need to do just that. You need to put God between yourself and your circumstance instead of putting your circumstance between you and God. How do you do that? Replace your unbelief with belief. How do you do that? By listening this morning and believing what you hear in the Word of God, trusting Him and obeying Him.
Let’s look at a familiar scripture passage this morning, but we will focus just on one verse in the end. I want to read it all to you because it is the Word of God and if you allow it to, it will increase your faith. It will help you to see Who God is and what He wants to do. How He responds to your needs when you put your faith in Him. Let’s look at Mark 5 today beginning with verse 21. If you do not have your Bible with you this morning you can follow along with us on the screen. I also want to encourage you to be taking notes. It is so hard to recall all that you hear and so by writing it down it sticks in your mind and in your heart. You will know it more by writing it than if you had just have heard it. Let’s read:
21 When Jesus went back across to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him on the shore. 22 A leader of the local synagogue, whose name was Jairus, came and fell down before him, 23 pleading with him to heal his little daughter. "She is about to die," he said in desperation. "Please come and place your hands on her; heal her so she can live." 24 Jesus went with him, and the crowd thronged behind. 25 And there was a woman in the crowd who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal from many doctors through the years and had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she was worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched the fringe of his robe. 28 For she thought to herself, "If I can just touch his clothing, I will be healed." 29 immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel that she had been healed! 30 Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?" 31 His disciples said to him, "All this crowd is pressing around you. How can you ask, `Who touched me?’ " 32 But he kept on looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and told him what she had done. 34 And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. You have been healed." 35 While he was still speaking to her, messengers arrived from Jairus’s home with the message, "Your daughter is dead. There’s no use troubling the Teacher now." 36 But Jesus ignored their comments and said to Jairus, "Don’t be afraid. Just trust me." 37 Then Jesus stopped the crowd and wouldn’t let anyone go with him except Peter and James and John. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw the commotion and the weeping and wailing. 39 He went inside and spoke to the people. "Why all this weeping and commotion?" he asked. "The child isn’t dead; she is only asleep." 40 The crowd laughed at him, but he told them all to go outside. Then he took the girl’s father and mother and his three disciples into the room where the girl was lying. 41 Holding her hand, he said to her, "Get up, little girl!" 42 And the girl, who was twelve years old, immediately stood up and walked around! Her parents were absolutely overwhelmed. 43 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone what had happened, and he told them to give her something to eat.