Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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 8:35-39 (NIV)
More Than A Conqueror
You will go through pain and suffering and loss in this life. This is a sin broken world. This world no longer functions according to its original design. I suffered. I felt pain. I experienced loss. Why would your experience be any different than mine? Do these thoughts surprise you? Do these thoughts overwhelm you? I have been no stranger to pain and suffering and loss. So, no these thoughts do not surprise or overwhelm me. I know this is a sin broken world. I don’t expect to live a life that was different than yours. You suffered, you felt pain, you suffered loss, so will I. Does this realization discourage, depress or defeat you? No, not at all, not in the least. Why is that? I have hope. I have faith. I have trust. Tell me about your hope and faith and trust? I can place all my hope and faith and trust in you. You will be with me in every adversity. You will carry me through every difficulty. I can rely on you in every trouble. How do you know that? You love and care for me. You came into this sin broken world to live and die for me. You demonstrated your love for me by paying for my sins by your death on the cross. You poured yourself out for me. You made it so I could be forgiven of all my sins and cleansed of all my unrighteousness. You have been leading and guiding me through life. You have been my shelter in every storm. Never have you abandoned me. Never have you forsaken me. You have comforted me in every affliction. You always been with me to help me. For that I am thankful. For that I am grateful. That is very good.
What else do you know? This life is not all that there is. What else is there? You have secured a place for me in heaven. My life in heaven with you, is being kept and guarded by your power. So, no matter what happens to me in this life; victory has already been won. I am more than a conqueror because you lived and died for me. You made me to be your very own. I am your child. One day soon, I will come to live forever in heaven with you. That will be very good. Yes, It will.
Lord, I know I will go through pain and suffering and loss in this life. I also know you will be with me to help me. You will comfort and encourage and strengthen me. You will bring me through every adversity. Your love has made me more than a conqueror. Amen
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