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If God Is For Us Who Can Be Against Us?

   The Scripture reading at Mass on Thursday, October 29--Romans 8:31b-39 is powerful. Holy Spirit open my heart to hear and take in and believe these powerful promises:

   Brothers and sisters: If God is for us, who can be against us? He did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him? Who will bring a charge against God’s chosen ones? It is God who acquits us. Who will condemn us? It is Christ Jesus who died, rather, was raised, who also is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us.
What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? As it is written: For your sake we are being slain all the day;
we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered.
No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

   If we take time to read this and meditate on St. Paul's words it is transforming. It is full of confidence in Christ unfailing love for us and his promise of mercy as we travel this sometimes difficult journey filled with challenges and daily crosses.

When the world, the flesh and the devil try to condemn us, discourage us and tempt us to give up hoping for a better tomorrow, Jesus Christ is at the right hand of God who indeed intercedes for us. Absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of Christ as we humbly surrender to Jesus Christ daily. We cry out with the psalmist--save me Lord in your mercy Psalm 109.

When I am feeling like discouragement is trying to get my attention big time, I hope that I remember to read this powerful passage—over and over again until I believe in my heart that “we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us.”


Jesus I stand on your promises today. Jesus I trust in you.


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Michelle | Reply 31.10.2015 01.31

Thanks for this encouragement, Connie.

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