In Romans 8, there’s an interesting scripture that asks a compelling question: “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31
Think about that for a moment: If the God of the universe—who knows all things and created all things—is for us, then WHO can be against us? When we truly grasp this truth, it changes our whole life. Knowing that God is for us changes EVERYTHING!
So many of us see God as this distant being that is looking down from heaven just trying to catch us doing something wrong. So we walk on pins and needles just trying not to mess up, not to make a mistake. I know that this is not the way God desires us to live our lives.
God’s desire is that we would live abundant, fruitful lives. We were created for a purpose and God’s desire is to see us fulfill that purpose. If we think of God as this rule miser marking down every sin and every failure we ever make, then we will end up spending our whole lives in fear.
In John 12:47, Jesus tells us: “I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.” Jesus is for us! The world may look at us funny, people may criticize us and talk about us behind our backs, but God is for us. And if God is for us, who can be against us?
My prayer is that we realize the amazing blessing behind this truth. God wants to see us succeed. He’s rooting for us. So let’s go live life to the fullest!