“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?“-Romans 8:31
It is so easy to praise God and love on Him when things are good. It is easy to the point where we do not even always think to praise Him because life is just going so well.
Not so easy when things are not so good, right?
That does tend to be the reminder of God then though. Like where the heck are you? I am going through Hell. Aren’t you supposed to be here?
I want to share something with you that became the most important and influential piece of knowledge I have ever come to realize.
God is for us, not against us. It is the Devil who does the wickedness and evil that happens to us in this world.
He is the one who puts death, sickness, injury, anger, frustration, and heartache into our lives.
Not God ever.
Because those are evil things, and God has no evil in Him.
Once this piece of knowledge came into my heart and I accepted it for what it really was, my life changed.
Bad things still happened, and let’s be real…bad things will continue to happen.
But when they do, I realize where they come from and who they come from.
And that God is for me.
You see, God and I become a team now especially during those times.
He sends me the people I need to overcome my obstacles. He sends me His strength. He breathes His love into me. We get through it together.
I no longer jump to complete anger with God anymore when bad things happen.
I jump to having the pleading heart of a child asking for Her father, and He comes running every time.
I praise the God who is for me, not against me, in all times, and in all ways.