Where is the Victory?

Where is the Victory?
by Katie Souza
(Journaled while in Prison)

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:27 (KJV)

Went to church, then to Bible study. Worked, buffed, and then waxed two sections. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE! We (the Trinity) love you. “For Christ set me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.” 1 Corinthians 1:17 (KJV)

Miracles!! M. Stocking said Bridget could move in. Wow, at today’s 12:30 prayer meeting I was “zapped”! My hair stood on end and I started bawling. This happened as Rosa was praying for legal papers. I found out later that “mama” was saying, “Katie will go home, in the name of Jesus”. When she said it the third time, she was looking at me and I got zapped! I got sentenced on 10/13 and mama’s favorite number is 13. Rhonda and Kim made me dinner for my birthday.

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18”

Today, Josie asked me to do a Bible study for the Spanish ladies. She said she would interpret!! Lord give me the study! I walked over two miles today. I’ve been meditating and praying for about two weeks. The Spanish service was about praying without ceasing and Josie translated!

I got all my floor crew a raise!

“Hear, LORD, and be merciful to me; LORD, be my help.” Psalm 30:10 (NIV)

Mom and Dad’s visit was put off another week (so sad).

Not good, bickering on the floor, I cried and missed prayer meeting; got no exercise. Still cheating on smoking (bad). Where is the victory?

“Be strong, all of you who put your hope in the Lord. Never give up!” Psalm 31:24. (NIRV)

Always a down before an up. The Holy Spirit fell today before church got started. Doreen got up and started it, and He came rushing in, it was incredible! Wow then Ray and Esther came and we continued on! I sang out praises to Him and broke…

Based off of this excerpt from my journal and my thought life on that day, here are some questions to ask yourself:

Are you struggling with an addiction, like smoking, that is hard to kick?

Like me, can you see small victories along your path, even in the midst of challenges?

Has God given you some Scriptures that have helped you to keep going when you were discouraged?

Share with us a Scripture that you are standing on this week… If you don’t have one, go get one and then write it below!  As the Word says, “Decree a thing, and it shall be established”.

Looking forward to your Verses!

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  • Janet Harris

    Psalm 138:8
    The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of Thine own hands.

    God will perfect all that concerns me!

  • Ruth

    Verse of scripture I am hanging on to today:
    For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. Psalm 107:9

  • Roxanne Fredrickson

    The Lord is my fortress, my God in whom i trust….also the Lord is my helper i shall not fear!

  • Carol

    My favorite is all of Isaiah 60, but for 1 I’d say Isaiah 60:1 arise shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you!

  • Amy Erickson

    I’m standing on Ps 84:5-7:
    What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs. The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings.They will continue to grow stronger, and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem.

  • Michael

    Please pray Katie for deliverance from smoking, a breakthrough for finances, and healing from chronic back, muscle, and joint pain as well as the immune system healing.

  • Thandeka Nkosi

    And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
    Matthew 16:18‭-‬19 KJV

    I stand on His word

  • Judene

    Hi Katie thank you for your ministry in God. Two weeks ago The Holy Spirit introduced me to you through a teaching of you and Doug Addison on YouTube. Me and my husband and 2 children have been going through many trials with our health and finances this year and I believe that The Lord led me to your teachings. I can’t believe that it is only 2 weeks ago, it feels as if I know you longer. The revelation that God gave you about soul healing resonated within me when I heard it and I knew that God wants me and my family to live exceedingly abundantly again.

    Well The Lord gave me Jeremiah 33 this past week and when I read it I knew it was God. I decree and declare Jeremiah 33 over me and my family today in Jesus name Amen. God bless you and your ministry.

  • Christoff

    I got this verse earlier this morning

    Psalms 3:8  LORD, the victory is yours! You are so good to your people.

  • Patience Bolofo

    Hi Katie
    I know you said scripture but Holy Ghost has had me stuck on a song. Makes me sing it in my head all day even in my sleep. “Yes and Amen.” Jesus Culture

    We torched a demon’s whole kingdom in my soul 2 nights ago with a fire hose 😂😂 it was AWESOME 😃😃😃
    HOLY GHOST is one dangerous dude 💪

  • Eldrid schafer

    I’ve been standing on 1peter 2:24 and is. 53 for healing for along while years now I don’t want to give up not always easy I listen to healing services on you tube daily

  • Willie Brown JR

    Hi Katie,
    I was listening to James Goll while he was with Patricia King and he talked about a dream he had were lightning bolts were coming down and crashing into the ground. He said that he looked up and saw Job 36:32 The NASB says, He covers his hands with the Lightning and commands it to STRIKE THE MARK. All week I have been releasing the lightning and commanding it to Strike the mark in situations and circumstances in my life. Relationships, Finances, opening doors and portals to find a new home, health and strength. Releasing the Lightning to Breakthrough the darkness and STRIKE THE MARK. Results are beginning to take place,
    I received a check in the mail for $5000.00, The Heart of the woman I Love and care for is beginning to soften towards me.
    I have been praying about this Relationship persistently for 3 years or more. I wash her, cleanse her, purify her, sanctify her and cover her head everyday and now I am starting to see answers to my prayers. Hallelugah Never Give up on God or Love.

  • Georgia

    Romans 12;1-2. “Present your bodies a living sacrifice , holy acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service (or, worship) and be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” 1 John 4:4 “Greater is HE who is in me, than he who is in the world.”

    • Di

      Thank you for that mmessage and all comments. Especialy that one about saying good things and declearing word of God spoke to me. So i repent for not focusing of the Lord. And start declearing: I am blessed because I think about the word of God day and night. (Psalm 1)

  • lndjnsjns

    I liked the way Katie interjected the events with scripture. Would be a good exercise to do to keep a balance. For a long time I have been trying to be an example at church by not speaking negatively and declaring healing scripture rather than the sickness (altho i haven’t received any healing yet but God’s Word is still true) so my verse has been Romans 4 v 17 calling things that are not as tho’they were. However i have managed to convert a lady who constantly said “i’m losing my memory” multiple times a day. I showed her the book ‘ What you say is what you get ‘ Don Gossett and she is converted i have ordered the book for her and have given one to another friend and am putting one in the church library. Thank you Jesus.

  • Valerie

    It is always a blessing to receive a devotion or teaching from this ministry.
    We have been through very tough time my children and I but through we Lord gave us a word where my children and I stood on it and keep on decreeing and we have literally seen it in effect in our lives and this has also built up the trust of my children in the Lord.
    My daughter had serious difficulty waking up in the morning due to legs pains, but the Lord keep on strengthening her and I too after this decree 2 corinthians 12:9-10
    ” My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Messiah can work through me. That ‘s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions and troubles that I suffer for Messiah.
    For when I am weak, then I am strong. NLT

  • Kimberly

    Romans 8:39 it is written “I am more than a conqueror through Him who loved us.”

  • Vickie

    Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily and your righteousness shall go before you and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard I drecree this word over all of my issues today IJN!

  • Uncle Jerry

    Love this concept, Katie. It comes from a place of power and strength…


    These two Scriptures together: Jeremiah 1:8 “Do not be afraid of them,
    For I am with you to deliver you,” declares the Lord.. and Jeremiah 20:11 “But the Lord is with me like a dread champion;
    Therefore my persecutors will stumble and not prevail.
    They will be utterly ashamed, because they have failed, with an everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten.”

  • Carrie

    That prison journal entry pierced my heart. Thank you for sharing that.

  • George Osano

    1 Peter 1:14-15

  • Bonnie P{hillips

    He is my Shield and my Exceeding great Reward!

  • Milagros

    “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit
    Salvation.”Hebrews 1:14
    That word salvation is the Greek word : soltería. It means deliverance from the molestation of enemies, rescue,preservation, health, safety.
    It gives me faith that whatever is happening Gods angels are sent to deliver me. Hallelujah!🙏🙌🏻

  • Jennifer Kuru

    Deuteronomy 6:11 God will give you houses you didn’t build and vineyards you didn’t plant!

    Joshua 24:13
    “And I have given you a land for which ye did not labor, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and olive yards which ye planted not do ye eat.”

  • Cindy D May

    Verses I’m standing on–I John 5:14 If you ask anything according to the will of God, he hears you, and if you know that he hears you, you know you have what you asked for.

    I John 3:23 and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. 23 And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 24 Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God,[a] and God[b] in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

  • Kaye Parkey

    Ps 27: 13-14: Yet I am confident i will see the Lords goodness while I am here in the land of the living.
    KJV 14- wait on the Lord; be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart. Wait, i say on the Lord.
    Amp v says wait for, hope for and expect the Lord.

  • J blando

    I find these devotionals helping to heal my soul…

  • Lucille

    My verse of hope that the Lord gave me is Job 11:16. I praise God for His Ministry through you. I have been healed last year on 16 August 2018 from years of lower back pain. That day was the first time I saw your program on tv and it was also the day on which I experienced the worst back pain. I could hardly move. Just minutes after I asked the Lord, what is the cause of my “on and off” relationship with Him, I heard someone said “rebellion.” It was you speaking…your program had already started by then. Holy Spirit lead me to sit down. He had to because I’m very cautious as to what ministries I am watching on tv. I listened to and recorded your teaching. At the end I prayed with you and when you said “check for healing on your body” I realised my back pain was completely gone and still is. I have not even prayed for my back to be healed. Baruch Hashem!!

  • Cleopatra Zondo

    Numbers 23 .God is not a Man to lie n a Som of man to repent. My elder daughter, 2Kings ch3; v 17-18. My younger daughter, Psalms ch 118; v 17, 22.