There is an awesome life giving truth that has changed my life. It is not a new truth, in fact it was expressed to Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, John, Jesus and Paul. It became real to me when I read it the way Paul said it, If God is for us, who can be against us? Rom 8:31(b) NKJV.
I believe that statement has put mankind on a mission of answering and having an overcoming walk every day. It is in the form of a question so that everyone can answer it for themselves. You see, God put within every human being the nature of something bigger than themselves, and the longing of something more. When we try to fill that incompleteness without God we fall short or feel we have not hit the bull’s eye of fulfillment and purpose. Oh, we have times of happiness and fulfillment but it never lasts. Over time we want more and more and from that desire of “want” and we never feel totally satisfied. So what do we do? We ask this question, what is stopping me or is against me that blocks my satisfaction and fulfillment in living my God given purpose?
That question of satisfaction and purpose is not new but started in a garden and ended in a garden. It started with the first Adam and ended with Jesus Christ. It is answered by “TRUST” in saying, “not my will and purpose to be fulfilled but Lord Your will and purpose.” The first Adam thought, God was holding out on him by not letting him eat from one of the trees in the garden. It was not the tree that got him and mankind in trouble, but the disobedience to the will and purpose of God. The heart that said God is not totally for me! Then Jesus Christ came, known also as the second Adam, came and completed His will and purpose, hung on a tree that brought everything back to mankind redeeming us. Because of what Jesus Christ did on that tree I can say to you with total confidence, If God is for us, who can be against us?
What do I do? Know that God is 100% for you! He has given you and is giving you His life giving purpose and best. Did He not send His Only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to save you and make available by receiving Him, life and a life more abundantly? That Resurrected Life is available to you every day in every way. God being God, always has more! He has given you His Spirit that will live in you daily and will make you more than a conqueror. Knowing all of that is true, we can make the answer to the question personal and real, “If God is for me, who can be against me? Nothing and No One can stand against the power and love of God and win.” Just read Romans Chapter 8 verses 26-39 and receive the answer!
Bible References: Gen 15:1; Deut 33:29; 1 Sam 17:45-47; Isa 54:17; Jer 1:19; John 10:28-30; 1 John 4:4; Ephesians 1:7-21; Ephesians 2:1-10; Rom 8:26-39