Because God is For Us

Because God is for us, nothing can separate us from his love. And because of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, we’ve been made more than conquerors.

In the eighth chapter of the book of Romans, Paul begins with these words. There is now no condemnation for those who live in union with Christ Jesus. What a comfort.

Near the middle of chapter eight Paul reminds us the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness and pleads with God for us when we don’t have the words to express how we feel.

The oft quoted Romans 8:28 says we know in all things God works for the good of those who love him. Those he’s called according to his purpose.

Going further to verses 31 and 32, Paul tells us if God is for us, sent his son to die for us, and prepares a place in heaven for us, who then can stand against us?

Since Jesus is on our side as our Advocate, Intercessor, Mediator, and High Priest cheering us on from the sidelines, no one and nothing can separate those who claim him as their Savior, Lord, and King from his unfailing love.

When we are unsure of our future, God is for us and nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.

When we fall short of his standards, confess, and turn back to him, God is for us and nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.

When we feel abandoned and alone, God is for us and nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.

When the Tempter knocks at our door, God is for us and nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.

When pain, sorrow, or grief seizes our heart, God is for us and nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.

When confusion or doubt overwhelm, God is for us and nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.

In wrapping up Romans 8 Paul concludes by saying we are more than conquerors.

In a world filled with uncertainties, isn’t it comforting to know since God is for us, we have been made more than conquerors through Christ Jesus and nothing can separate us from his love?

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What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Romans 8:31-32 (NIV)

I wish you well.

Sandy

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Sunday Scripture — God is For Us

Isaiah 40In face of all this, what is there left to say? If God is for us, who can be against us? He that did not hesitate to spare his own Son but gave him up for us all — can we not trust such a God to give us, with him, everything else that we can need? Romans 8:31-32 (Phillips Translation)

In elementary school, when teams were picked for kickball, it sure was a great feeling to know I was on Lisa’s team. The girl had a leg on her that belted that red rubber ball clear beyond the reach of any outfielder. Yep. I’d rather have her on my side, than have her on the other team. I may not have played up to par, at times, but I could always count on Lisa to win the game for us.

It’s sort of the same with having God on our side, or more importantly, being on God’s side. When we mess up, get injured, don’t play our best, God’s at home plate. He’s on our team. He wants us to succeed. He’s rooting for us to pull out the win.

God can knock our problems, worries, cares, clear out of the ballpark. He’s got a leg on him, far superior than anyone else could ever have. NOTHING can stand against him.

With odds like that, don’t you want to be on His team? I know I certainly do.

I wish you well.

Sandy

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