What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
The amazing truth about the gospel is that no matter where we find ourselves in life God will always be for us. God will always look out for our best interest. God is in the business of reconciling people to himself. He is a good Father that cares for his people. We can’t miss the fact that God is for us! We read in Romans 8:31 that if God is for us who can be against us? Personally my life has been filled with prayers to the Lord that signify my lack of trust that God is truly for me. It seems like sometimes in my life I feel like I am contending with God. It feels like at times God is truly against me. When my bank account is withdrawn..God must be against me. When friends leave my life..God must be against me. When people insult me and ridicule me with their words…God must be against me. I find myself in situations where at first glance it looks like God is not on my side. At first glance it looks dark. However the word tells us a different story. In 2 Corinthians 5:7 God tells us to walk by faith not by sight. Before looking at the bank account look to the one who Jehovah-Jireh. Before dwelling on past mistakes look to the one who graciously gives us a clean slate every second of our lives. Before looking at the battle look to the one who is fighting your battles. Before concluding that God is against you look to his word and let it transform your heart! Let the truth that God is for you sink in!
Before looking at the battle look to the one who is fighting your battles.
I’m going out on a limb here to say maybe God knew we would try to see our way through life! Just maybe he realized that we would have a hard time trusting him when it doesn’t look good. The thing is the devil wants us to believe that God is not good. The devil wants us to believe that God is not a good father. The devil wants us to believe that God is not on our side. Don’t believe the lie!! Walk by faith. Wherever you are at tonight, believe God is for you. It may look bad but trust that he is for you. Walk in the faith that God is fighting for you. Walk in the faith that God is fighting your battles. Walk in the faith that God is on your side!
Now faith is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see.