Read: Romans 8: 37-39
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 death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
You’ve probably observed the same thing, but how people respond to tragedy reveals a lot about the person. While it is often more complicated, individuals respond to difficulty in two primary ways. We’ve all seen some who throw their arms up or stiff-arm God or even turn away while others face the pain in their lives with open their arms and run toward God even when they don’t understand the big picture. To be honest, I’ve seen some things where I still don’t see how God is working all things together for good, but my vision is somewhat limited, isn’t it?
Romans 8 tells us that we will ultimately win, not because of our strong character, but through Him who loved us. Because if God is for us, who can be against us, really?
So when we face periods of tribulation, distress, persecution, a lack of food or clothing, or danger of any kind or even “our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow” we can have confidence in the love of God in our lives.
As always it all comes down to a matter of trust and surrender as we choose to embrace God’s love in our lives day after day.