“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? … No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love … neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow. … Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35b-39 NLT)
Most of us question God at the first sign of trouble. Do I have the kind of faith where “destitute” would feel like “overwhelming victory”? What about “threatened with death”?
They won’t feel like victory until our minds are transformed by this truth: that God “did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all.” (v.32)
For many of us, today is difficult. For most of us, we can expect things are going to get worse — perhaps even much worse — before they get any better. In the worst of times, cling to the truth that God loves you so much, he was willing to sacrifice his only Son to rescue you from brokenness and slavery and destruction.