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All things …No things

I recently read Romans 8 again and was struck by several contrasts of ideas. The one that hit me the most was in verse 28 and in 38,39. God is working in all things and there is no-thing that can separate us from His love. In verse 28, we are encouraged to find that God is working all things together for good. That sometimes just doesn’t seem real because the thing we are going through is not good, and sometimes even really bad. However the promise remains, that God can take the worst and bring about the best.

We sometimes feel so bad that we begin to question God’s love for us, asking ourselves…does he really care? Why is he allowing this to happen and not doing anything? This is where we need to remember the contrast… God is working all things together for good and no-thing can separate us from his love. He showed us this love by giving Jesus up for us, and with him will give us all things.

Since our feelings are so powerfully swayed by our circumstances we need to base our lives upon the foundation of faith or we will constantly be up and down. Our faith grows as we learn to lean and stand upon the promises of God. As we watch God work in all things and experience his constant love that no-thing can separate us from, we can make it through anything.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 NIV).

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:28, 38, 39 NIV)

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July 26, 2013 - Posted by | discipleship, hope

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