Have you read “Rise: Even Death Can’t Stop Me”, by Frank Thomas? If you feel your life is hopeless and there is no chance for you, I recommend this book. God is in the business of turning lives around. Trust Him with your future – today.
If God is for us, who can be against us? – Romans 8:31 (b)
Do you need a shot of encouragement today? This is one of those verses that acts just like a dose of pure adrenaline! Just focus on that one short verse for a minute or two. The God of the universe is for you!!! He is on your side as you navigate the twists and turns of this journey called life. If that doesn’t make you feel fantastic, I don’t know what would.
As much as I love the familiar verse Romans 8:28, I especially appreciate the Scripture that follows it – as it reads in The Message:
So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. – Romans 8:31-39
There is one word that comes to mind when I read this – and re-read it. COMFORT. This is a hug from God Himself. You can say what you want about comfort foods… but I’ll take my comfort Scripture over your comfort foods any day and twice on Sunday! You should feel fantastic today, Christian, because God is for you! 🙂