If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)
Have you ever stopped to consider the infinite goodness of this truth?
If you are in Christ, God is for you.
He loves you and He is for you.
If we believe this, we can weather any storm.
If we believe this, we can enjoy the good things of this life without being consumed by them.
If we believe this, we can face each day as more than conquerors through God who loves us.
Neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor power, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
Because of Jesus, you’re safe. You’re His. For eternity.
As we say farewell to 2018 and look toward 2019, we do so with this security and freedom. No matter what comes, it will not shake you apart from the One who holds you.
Romans 8:31 poses a question: What, then, shall we say in response to these things?
What will you say in response to these things? How is the Spirit stirring in you as we look toward the coming year? What is our God inviting you into?
People often ask the question, “What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t fail?”
Well, our God doesn’t promise we won’t fail in the here and now – on the contrary, it is a guaranteed part of human life – but He does promise to take our failures and use them for our good and for His glory, which is ultimately even better. This is our King. This is our good God.
Father, thank you for Jesus. Thank you for being for us because of Him. Thank you for defeating darkness on our behalf. Thank you for eliminating all separation between us. As we look toward the coming year, we know more than ever that we need you. You say we are “more than conquerors” through Christ. Please show us what it is to live each day as more than conquerors. Show us your will, so that we might walk in it by the power of Your Spirit. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.