Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
We are Winners
Not everyone wins in an election. It is the same way in most contests in life—there are winners, and there are losers. Our children often learn this at an early age when they play in little league, flag football, basketball, or some other sport. There is a winner and a loser at the end of each game. If you have ever participated in any type of contest and won, you know the exhilarating feeling that you have had. However, if you have lost, you also know the feeling of having been defeated.
When it comes to the contest of life and our final destiny, the good news for God’s people is that we are winners. Even if things in our lives don’t seem to be going that well, the Bible assures us that God is with us, and nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.
God is for us. He proved it in sacrificing his only Son in our place. He shows it every day as he freely gives us all we need and works all things for our eternal good. He’s with us as he daily forgives us and defends us.
As we encounter personal problems and troubles, as we are faced with our many sins, the fear may arise that the Lord no longer loves us. However, God tells us that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. In him, we win.
My God and Savior, help me face the challenges of my life with the knowledge that you are always with me and that nothing can separate me from your love. Amen.