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Romans 8:31-39

Why is it when something bad happens, when things don't go the way we want or expect, our tendency is to question God and His love for us? Maybe we need to keep a note card with Romans 8:31-39 on it in our purse or pocket to help us not go there. You see, these verses are so clear. They leave no doubt that NOTHING can separate us from the LAVISH love of God.

So what can we do to embrace and make the most of the promises found in Romans 8:31-39? How can we use these verses to strengthen our relationship with the Lord? Tami W.

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The past few days I have been focusing on faith in God and just last night my very good friend and I were talking about faith. When the devil sees how much we love our God he brings all kinds of trails and temptation to us but we have to be strong. We cannot try to sove them ourselves. We have to take them to the Lord in prayer.

The Scripture reading today in Romans 8:31-39 tells us how blessed we are especially verses 37-39. After reading these verses if we fail in our spiritual life we have only ourselves to blame. If we are to continue our love for the Master we have to turn our eyes on our Conqueror. Think of Him carrying that heavy cross, beaten and bloody. He can hardly move perhaps hungry and thirsty but still persevered because He had an appointment to keep because of our sinful lives. Think of what He has done for each and every one of us so that we can have salvation. Keep this in mind everyday and thank and praise Him, Our Protector and Redeemer and be loyal to Him only. " For I am persauded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord".

May this Scripture today fill us all this week to build up our courage and our faith to give God all the glory and power and shae His Word with others.

The attitude of the believer after reading these verses should be a positive one. "Nothing can separate us from the love of God, we are more than conquerors". In this our faith is secure and we should refelect this positivity. It does not mean that negative things will not happen to us but "we have a hope firm and secure as an anchor for our soul" Heb 6:19. Our faith in the blessed hope must cause us to radiate positivity regardless of our circumstances.

I recently went through a year long process of recovery from a nervous breakdown. It was the most horrible experience I have ever gone through and included uncontrolled anxiety and panic attacks, insomnia, depression with psychotic episodes and much more. As a pastor I knew what I believed and had taught on the assurance and fidelity of God's love through thick and thin. In the midst of my affliction my faith was battered and my confidence in God's goodness, love favor and protection was assailed. Many times I questioned His goodness in allowing me to experience the horrendous thoughts and emotions which assailed my mind.
I knew and believed that as this passage teaches He loves me and that He is with me always but I did not feel that way. Bottom line my emotions during this time overrode what God's word establishes as truth and what I had always believed and affirmed to be true. Part of my recovery included the admonition of 2 Cor. 10:4-5 as I challenged my irrational thoughts and allowed God's word THE TRUTH to demolish the arguments and pretensions that stood against the knowledge of God, and brought every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. In particular as it came to the truth outlined in this portion of His unfailing love, favor and protection even in the most distressing of circumstances and in the face of all the questions that are brought about by our human suffering. If not for His unfailing love where would I be today

I love that verse "If God is for us,who or what can be against us"?It tells of Gods almighty + unfailing power!If you know WHO GOD IS, then you can know beyond any shadow of a doubt,when God gets in the scene,things can super-miraculously happen!Also another excellent one you can synchronize that one is Jeremiah 33:3>"Call out to me and I will show you great & mighty things which you do not even know!

This is one of my favorite passages. There have been a few nights when I couldn't sleep that I have repeated this scripture in my mind over and over again. It gives me such confidence. I need to work on memorizing it better. I think it's very helpful to put God's word deep in our minds. Memorize it so we can bring it to the forefront of our minds when Satan attacks with negative, and depressing thoughts. Jesus knew and used scripture when He was tempted in the wilderness.

Raul, take heart. I believe all things work together for the good, to those who love THE LORD. He is preparing you to go through. Depending on His word. Such as the verses we heard here today. I too went through a nervous breakdown 20 years ago. Today I am stronger in Christ because of it. Keep your eyes on HIM, your heart seeking him and Know HE is your LORD. I can do all things though Christ who strengthens me. Thank God.

I thank God for the scripture readings. I am new to Powered by 4, but it has been truly a blessing. I was in a car accident a few days ago and God saved my life. Things could have gone very badly, but when He comes on the scene miracle do happen. I am still in the process.
Through my scripture reading God is showing me that I can trust Him through this. Psalm 78 was just GOOD!!!! God is so good. He is longsuffering towards us and I am thankful that His salvation toward us makes us whole. I am so thankful that no one or nothing can thwart His plan that He has purposed (Job 42:3) for me or His people in the earth. I am by far not perfect, but I just want everyone to know that I love my Jesus, because He first loved me.

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