I am going to begin a series called ‘Letting the promises of God penetrate our hearts’. This comes from a sign that I made a few months ago.
It was created out of a place of brokenness, hurt, and pain. A place that isn’t too far away for many of us. It is in these seasons when we are walking the trenches of this life that we have a choice to make. Are we going to yield to our circumstances? Are we going to let the pain overtake us? Let bitterness creep in? Or are we going to choose to stand on the promises that God has spoken over us? Are we going to choose our Father’s way?
Romans chapter 8 is such a profound passage of the Scripture. But today I am going to focus on the section starting with verse 31.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died – more than that, who was raised to life-is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are MORE THAN conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8: 31-35,37 (emphasis mine)
In Christ we are loved. Protected. Complete. Valued. Chosen. Blameless. Hopeful. Brave. Cherished. Courageous. Forgiven. Holy. Righteous. But most importantly, we are God’s Masterpiece created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
What is going to be our response to the hurt and the pain? To the circumstances of this life? Grab hold of Jesus. He loves you right where you are.