None of us are immune to challenges, trials, hardships, grief and pain. There are seasons in our lives when it seems that those things are piled on us, disappointment after disappointment, loss after loss, frustration after frustration. But is during those very times that God’s promise is most dear.
Jesus Himself promised that He would never leave or forsake us. Paul, writing to the Romans, expands on that idea. He writes that God causes everything to work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.
Paul then goes on to ask “Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” He answers that question a few verses later with another list of things and beings and circumstances that will not be able to separate us from God’s all powerful love.
Now Paul doesn’t say we won’t experience these things and more. Quite the contrary, in other places Paul writes that we are to expect bad things to happen to us because we belong to God. Yet He walks with us and comforts and strengthens us through all we may face.
One of the most hopeful verses in this or any passage of scripture is “But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.” The victory has been won and we can celebrate it no matter what we face today.
I’ll be sharing from this passage during this week’s Middays Prayer Time, around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM each day.
Mon 02/24 Romans 8:28 – 30
Tue 02/25 Romans 8:31 – 32
Wed 02/26 Romans 8:33 – 34
Thu 02/27 Romans 8:35 – 37
Fri 02/28 Romans 8:38 – 39
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