What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31 (NKJV)
This scripture does not imply that we will not be faced with people or issues in life that will come up against us, even with our Heavenly Father on our side. What it does tell us is that with God on our side, we will and already have the victory.
Actually, if you read verse 28, the Lord explains if we choose to follow and love Him, those “things” are already taken care of:
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 (NKJV)
We must learn to utilize our tools to get through situations in life.
- When there seems to be no answer to the issue, it’s working.
- When life seems hopeless, it’s working.
- When every answer appears to be “no,” it’s working.
- When it seems like nobody understands, just know that it’s working.
If you remain consistent with God, and obedient to His word, it’s all going to work out just fine because God is for me and He is for you too. And since we know that He is for us, I refuse to allow anything to separate me from His love. What about you?
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:32 , 35, 38-39 (NKJV)