Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
— Romans 8:35,37, MEV
When we are burdened, when we are pressed with temptation, when the feelings and desires of the natural heart are contending for the victory, we should offer up fervent, importunate prayer to our Heavenly Father in the name of Christ; and this will bring Jesus to our help, so that, through his all-powerful and efficacious name, we may gain the victory and banish Satan from our side.
Our danger does not arise from the opposition of the world; but it is found in the liability of our being in friendship with the world, and imitating the example of those who love not God or his truth... Trials will work for our good, if we receive and bear them without murmuring, and will tend to separate us from the love of the world, and will lead us to trust more fully in God.
When we humble ourselves before God, afflicting our souls by true repentance and contrition; when we offer our fervent prayers to God in the name of Christ, we shall as surely be received by the Father, as we sincerely make a complete surrender of our all to God. We should realize in our inmost soul that all our efforts in and of ourselves will be utterly worthless; for it is only in the name and strength of the Conqueror that we shall be overcomers.
If we believe in the power of Jesus’ name, and present our petitions to God in his name, we shall never be turned away. The Lord says, “To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.”... When we surrender all we have and are to God, and are placed in trying and dangerous positions, coming in contact with Satan, we should remember that we shall have victory in meeting the enemy in the name and power of the Conqueror. Every angel would be commissioned to come to our rescue, when we thus depend upon Christ, rather than that we should be permitted to be overcome. But we need not expect to get the victory without suffering; for Jesus suffered in conquering for us.
In following Christ we are safe; for he will not suffer the powers of darkness to hurt one hair of our heads. He will keep that which is committed to his trust, and we shall be more than conquerors through him that loved us.
— The Review and Herald, February 5, 1895
When the desires of the natural heart are contending for the victory, offer up fervent, sincere prayer to your Heavenly Father in the name of Christ for His help.
Humble yourself before God by true repentance and contrition. Make a complete surrender of your all to God.
Surrender all you have and are to God. When in trying and dangerous positions, meet the enemy in the name and power of the Conqueror.
Stay safe by following Christ. Commit yourself to His trust to be more than a conqueror through Him who loves you.