“What then shall we say? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31, ESV)
Truth: God is for you
Looking for empowerment today? Reassurance of God’s love for you? Turn to Romans 8. In this chapter, we read how God has done everything for us to be in relationship with himself. He gave his only Son for us, demonstrating that he will provide us with all that we need. God, the one who could condemn us, is the one who justifies us through his Son. In fact, Jesus sits at his right hand of the Father and intercedes for us or pleads for us.
Later in the chapter, Paul poses the question: “Who can separate us from the love of God?” Us! It is time to realize that God is not that demanding, unsatisfied being in the sky who is always looking for our sin, failings and mistakes. Instead, He is the One who has provided the perfect payment for our sin. Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, God sees us as righteous. Jesus’ righteousness is given to us. We have the choice to see ourselves as God sees us.
God is for you! Choose to see His work on your behalf; choose to activate it in your life; choose to believe that you are loved and accepted. Allow the truth to wash over you. Say the words over and over until they are real in your thinking. God sees you as holy, righteous, beautiful, as his beloved daughter. Just as the earthy father longs to care for his daughter, God longs to perfectly care for you!