This is such a good truth and at times I think some struggle with grasping this truth. It is written “If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” That is right God is for us and he has always been for us. God has been for us since the beginning of creation. God has such a strong love and desire for us that he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all. With that said I believe that God’s greatest desire is to have us in right standing with him. If Papa God our wonderful Heavenly Father did not want us as his children he would never have sacrificed his only son to bring us into freedom and right standing.
As you read in Romans 8 so many good and wonderful truths are revealed. Romans 8:31-39 speak of just how true it is, nothing can separate us from God. We have been chosen for his own. God has put us in right standing when we are followers of Christ. Christ Jesus died for you and me. But then he was raised to life and he now sits in a place of honor at God’s right hand. I like to think of Jesus as a brother but also as my lawyer pleading my case before God. When we are washed by the blood of Jesus we are pure. Our sins are washed away. There is no longer a record of those sins. When Father God looks at us he sees us through Jesus and we are clean and pure.
Just because we face trouble, calamity, are persecuted, hungry or destitute, in danger or threatened with death we are not separated from the love of Christ. No it is written “No, despite all things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” I know that no matter what may come my way it is not going to separate me from the love of Christ. Jesus paid the ultimate price for you and me. Jesus would not do that if he was going to abandon us in our struggles whatever they may be. No instead Jesus stands strong with us and no matter how things may seem in the world, in the heavenlies Jesus is battling for us.
As it is written in Romans 8:38-39 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
If you had any doubts about God’s love those words from Romans should be confirmation of how great that love really is. If Papa God did not love us he would not have sent his only son to be a sacrifice to bring us into right standing. As I read the words above I am reminded that things that go on around me are not caused by God, but by other powers in the world. However, I have a great and powerful God. I am not separated from God even when I am facing trials and tribulations. In fact, because I am in right standing with God my Faith grows stronger during those trials and tribulations. For instead of cowering in fear I stand tall and lean in to Jesus. I reach for the word and I apply the truth of God’s word in my heart. I lock God’s word in that special place in my heart. Then I pull it out and use it against the lies that come against me. When that does not seem to be enough I reach out to my sisters in Christ who will pray and speak the truth of what God says, not partner with the lies of the enemy.
I don’t know about you, but I am going to stand on the truth that Paul writes in Romans. Here is someone who had his life radically changed after encountering Jesus. Paul discovered just how good the love of Papa God is. Paul speaks of the overwhelming victory that we have through Christ, who loved us. Paul realized this love first hand as he saw where he had been to where Christ had taken him.
When I think about the love that Paul writes about I see a picture of a waterfall of love falling down from Heaven. I am standing in the waterfall and the love of God is falling upon me. I feel the loving arms of the Father hold me close when I face fears and worries of the world. It is this love that gives me strength to stand strong. It is this love that brings hope and joy into my life. It is this love that makes me want to shout from the mountain tops that I am a child of God. The love of Christ is unending, it cascades down around us filling the voids in our lives.
Stand strong my sisters and brothers in Christ. For we were chosen. Papa God has given us right standing. No one can be against us when we have Father God for us. We stand in victory of the things that come against us. And above all else remember that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. NOTHING, and I mean nothing.