Robert Griffith | 16 February 2023
Robert Griffith
16 February 2023

 

Romans 8:37-39  “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am persuaded 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 created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

We all go through difficult times and if we don’t hold fast to the truth, such times might make us feel unstable. Let me give you three reassurances to keep in mind when difficult situations happen.

Firstly, God will always provide for our necessities, first. This does not imply that He gives us everything we ask for. Instead, the Lord will grant us all we need to accomplish His purpose for our lives. His aim is to purify us, not just to gratify our every whim.

Secondly, we are never alone. God pledged to be by our side forever (Hebrews 13:5). We may feel abandoned or opposed by family and friends since loneliness frequently goes hand in hand with difficulty. But until He gets us to heaven, our Father has given His Spirit to remain with and in us (John 14:16-17). He is all we require – our defender, teacher, mentor, and solace-giver. In the midst of difficulties, we can have faith because we can sense His close presence.

Thirdly, God’s love endures forever. He cares for us without condition, even when He corrects us, despite our circumstances or our choices. Loving parents enable rebellious kids to suffer the results of poor decisions because they understand the value of making errors and learning from them. Of course, there are also instances in which we are harmed by the bad deeds of others. Even then, God is in complete control and only permits things that would benefit His servants.

We can keep in mind that God will provide for all of our needs, that He is always there for us, and that He will always love us. Jesus warned that we would have difficulties in this world, but He also gave us hope by saying that He would ultimately triumph. So remember that while difficulties come and go, our Father’s love endures forever.

Keep in mind that trials are fleeting, whereas our Father’s love is forever.  Remember that God will meet all of our needs