Romans 8 vs 31
“If God is for us, who can be against us?”
I used to struggle with this verse in Scripture. For the longest time when I read it I would almost skim over the first five words and focus on the last five. Who can be against us? I used to think that the answer was so clear, because surely if God was for us, that would mean that the devil was against us. In my head there was an image of a battle, and it felt as though believing in God came with a guaranteed war against evil. I would worry about the pending trials that would come my way.
The longer that I walk daily with God my perspective changes on many things as He opens my eyes to His truth. I now read this verse and I focus on the first five words. If God is for us. The thought that He is for me is an overwhelming truth that has me at a loss for words. The more I get to know His character and the more He leads and guides me through His still small voice, the more I realize His Power and His Might and am reminded afresh that He is God.
I can no longer focus on the thought that there would be evil against me due to believing in God, because I realize how big He is, how mighty, and how if my big, powerful, majestic, loving God is for me then there is nothing that could possibly stand in the way of that love.
Romans 8 vs 35
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?”
God is for me. He has created me with a plan and a purpose and He will equip me to go where He leads me. Life may still be filled with trials and challenges, but He is for me and He loves me.
Romans 8 vs 32
“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”