Verse: Romans 8:31-35
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 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? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
If God is for you, who can be against you? It is a simple concept but it has profound implications. Today I want to just focus on that very simple statement. I want us to start our week meditating on this truth. "God is for me. He is not against me."
God is working on your behalf. He has good plans for your life. Even in the hard times, he is working behind the scenes. He is working in ways you might not see (even for a long time!) to produce good in your life. This is our great hope and encouragement as followers of Jesus: no matter what, we know that God is for us.
He is helping us. He is strengthening us. He is protecting us. He is caring for our souls. He is offering us wisdom and guidance. He is for us.
The things that seem to be against us, according to this passage, fall away before this truth. Even though we sin, we are not condemned we are forgiven. Who can condemn us if God has redeemed us? Even we ourselves can't condemn ourselves. Our failures can't separate us, our feelings of inadequacy can't separate us, our lack for forgiveness for ourselves can't separate us, nothing can separate us from his love because he is for us.
What a powerful truth to hold onto. Take that truth and meditate on it today. Think about it. Pray it. Believe it. God is for you. Let those words reverberate in your heart, breathe them in, let them soak into your soul. God is for you. He loves you. Let us learn to live from that place of security and identity in Him.