We know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God ~Rom. 8:28
Many days we struggle with our Christian behavior and attitude. Am I measuring up to God’s standard today? Did I blow it with my rude, selfish attitude with my next-door-neighbor last night? And what about my anger with my best friend over something so petty, was I displaying God’s love?
Questions like these are all answered in the Bible. God knows our weaknesses, He created us! He established our salvation through the sacrifice of His own Son and then filled all Christians with the Holy Spirit, a direct link to Almighty God.
In the eighth chapter of the Book of Romans, as seen below, God has given us incredible hope and assurance of His love and support no matter the circumstance. Not only that but He has also reminded us that NOTHING will ever separate us from His love!
Romans 8:28-39 ~And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans.
29 For from the very beginning God decided that those who came to him—and all along he knew who would—should become like his Son, so that his Son would be the First, with many brothers. 30 And having chosen us, he called us to come to him; and when we came, he declared us “not guilty,” filled us with Christ’s goodness, gave us right standing with himself, and promised us his glory.
31 What can we ever say to such wonderful things as these? If God is on our side, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son for us but gave him up for us all, won’t he also surely give us everything else?
33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? Will God? No! He is the one who has forgiven us and given us right standing with himself.
34 Who then will condemn us? Will Christ? No! For he is the one who died for us and came back to life again for us and is sitting at the place of highest honor next to God, pleading for us there in heaven.
35 Who then can ever keep Christ’s love from us? When we have trouble or calamity, when we are hunted down or destroyed, is it because he doesn’t love us anymore? And if we are hungry or penniless or in danger or threatened with death, has God deserted us?
36 No, for the Scriptures tell us that for his sake we must be ready to face death at every moment of the day—we are like sheep awaiting slaughter;37 but despite all this, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us enough to die for us. 38 For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, 39 or where we are—high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean—nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us.
We must engrave these words of God on our minds. Call upon them during times of fear, depression, anxiety, frustration, doubt and failure. God’s words never fail or lose their power.
Proverbs 30:5 ~Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
Psalms 12:6 ~And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace. . .purified seven times.