Not Home Yet: God is For You

“What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:31-32)

How can God love me after all the gross stuff I’ve done? And he’s got to know how much I want to do even grosser stuff, right? Can he really look past all of that? And if he does love me so much, why did that terrible thing just happen? Couldn’t he have stopped it? Is He punishing me? Is he mad at me? And if he has a plan for my life, why don’t I have a clue what to do next?

nothome_350Those are all important questions, but Paul wants us to set them aside long enough to understand one bottom-line answer:

God is for you. And he proved it when he traded Jesus’ life for yours.

God is for you, and he will give you everything you need – and much, much more. You can trust him.

Think: Are you completely convinced that God is for you? Are you convinced that he will give you everything you need and many things you really really want?

Pray: Thank God that he is for you and will graciously give you all things. Ask him to help you to be more and more convinced of that.

Do: Write down three of your hardest questions about your relationship with God, then write down this statement under each of them: “God is for me.”