Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ. (2 Cor. 2:14)
God wins His greatest victories through apparent defeats. Very often the enemy seems to triumph for a season, and God allows it. But then He comes in and upsets the work of the enemy, overthrows the apparent victory, and as the Bible says, “frustrates the ways of the wicked” (Ps. 146:9). Consequently, He gives us much greater victory than we would have known had He not allowed the enemy seemingly to triumph in the first place.