Thursday, July 19, 2007

Trusting in the Battles

This past Sunday we watched a segment of a Beth Moore Bible study in Sunday School. If you haven't done a Beth Moore study you should if you get the chance. She is an awesome woman of God and has a lot of wisdom.

Anyway she made this statement, "I'm in a real mess when I can't figure out how to help God in my life." Sadly I'm afraid this applies to many of us; I certainly fit into this category. As I said in a past post I am usually trying to figure out how to "help" God answer prayer requests on my behalf. As if He needs any help~!

I have decided I need to grow up and trust God completely. I know I will fail, but at least I have a goal. Besides there is no condemnation from Him when I do fall short. He has been talking to me about so many things lately: trust, spiritual battles, trust, love, trust, grace, trust. You are probably getting the picture by now.

Beth also said that we can't always know the mind of God, but we can always know his heart. I like that statement. It helps me to trust Him in whatever He does. I know He loves me and like Paul I am convinced that nothing can separate me from His love.

Romans 8:31-35, 38-39 (The Message)

So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose?

If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us?

And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen?

Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us - who was raised to life for us! - is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us.

Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ's love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:

I'm absolutely convinced that nothing - nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow,

high or low, thinkable or unthinkable - absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.

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