“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.” Romans 8:35-37
We wonder sometimes, when it seems that nothing can or will go right in our life has God abandoned us. Has He left us to go it alone with no help from Him? I feel that way at times. It is hard at times in the world that we live in to always feel that God is with us. We accept that God is with us by faith; knowing that God has promised that He will always be with us. There is no condemnation because we share the righteousness of God and the law cannot condemn us. There is no obligation because we have the Spirit of God who enables us to overcome the flesh and live for God. There should be no frustration because we share the glory of God and the blessed hope of Christ’s return. We do not need to fear the past, present, or the future because we are secure in the love of Christ. We need to enter each new day realizing that God is for His children, even if we must go through trials to receive His best. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) Because of Jesus Christ, we have freedom from fear. Satan wants to tell us that God has left us, but this is only another one of his lies. Satan will soon be defeated.
“Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last—salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth—the one who accuses them before our God day and night.” (Revelation 12:10)