I am a huge Rocky Balboa fan. That character inspires me to keep going, no matter the odds that might be against me. Now in one of my favorite Rocky movies, Rocky II, Apollo Creed was beating him to death and he had knocked him down two times in the first two rounds. It really looked like the defeat was just right around the corner for Rocky. But before the start of round 3, something changed in him and he told his trainer, Mickey, “I ain’t going down no more.” No matter how many times you have been knocked down, you need to remember that Jesus saved you to live a life of victory, not defeat. Start claiming the Word of God over your life. Stand up to the devil and his evil ways that are wreaking havoc in you. Resist him in the power of the Holy Spirit, and he will flee from you! And that’s REAL HOPE.