We shall overcome

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39

It is always important to maintain an eternal perspective. We cannot just look at our present situation and have a correct assessment that will help us determine how to properly respond. The Bible is replete with encouragements that we need to see ourselves in the light of what God has done for us and embrace the reality that if we believe in Him and place our trust in Him alone, we are precious in His sight. Our text is one of those great passages that describe who we are in Christ; “we are more than conquerors.” The Apostle Paul said that when we know who we are in Christ, “despite all these things,” troubles, hardship, persecution, difficulties in life, no matter what life may bring to us nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. In short, we can overcome and will emerge in the end victorious. We may be in a difficult situation right now and uncertain of what the outcome will be but because we are in Christ He assures us that in the end we will not lose in the struggle. No matter what kind of troubles we are in right now, they are there for our own gain. Everything that happens in our life is being used by God to fulfill His purposes. “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” (Romans 8:28). Our spiritual struggles, trials and difficulties in life are there to help us grow in our faith and our relationship with Him. Even when it seemed that you are despairing and losing, God is there to assure you of His presence and help you overcome. God has already won the battle for you. Take hold of God’s promises and always remind yourself that in Christ you are more than conqueror. “Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses” (1 Timothy 6:12).

Blessings,

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