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On our side or not?

by | Aug 5, 2021 | Genuine Hope | 0 comments

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8: 31

Earlier this week a friend commented on discerning what is going on around us at the moment. It seems like there’s plenty of trouble to go around.

Life’s circumstances are not always easy to understand and sometimes we may question whether or not God is actually for us, but it seems to me that a quote from Abraham Lincoln might be helpful. When asked if God was on his side during the Civil War, Lincoln responded –

“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

Abraham lincoln

I wholeheartedly agree with President Lincoln. Instead of being concerned about being on the right side of history as some would say, shouldn’t we be more concerned about walking in step with God?

Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself.  Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. 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?

Romans 8:32-35 NLT

Paul reminds us yet again of God’s sacrifice on our behalf as “Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.”

God is for us when we face “trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death.” Shouldn’t we have confidence in God’s love for us as we walk and live with Him always in mind?

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