Romans 8:31 – “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?” NASB
When we give honest, open-hearted consideration to the teaching of the Bible, we quickly arrive at the conclusion that it is foolish and disrespectful to allow worry and fear to permeate our thought processes. Worry, in a very real sense calls God a liar and I never want to accuse the Creator of all things of that. Worry and Fear attribute more confidence in the Arm of Flesh than in the Power and Promises of God. That is dangerous if not outright sinful.
Tragically, some live in a constant state of Fear and Worry. That reality is tragic especially when we consider the amazing promises God has given all who believe.
Romans 8:31 – “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?”
Psalms 91:5 – “You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day…”
Psalms 112:7 – “He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.”
Hebrews 13:6 – “so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What shall man do to me?”
Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”
Phil 4:19 – “And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
Those passage should encourage our hearts and banish fear and worry. Jesus promised that He would never leave or forsake us. Therefore, what do we have to fear but fear itself? What do we have to worry about? If we will remember Who we are and Whose we are, fear is banished. The Bible declares that perfect love casts out fear. (1 John 4:18).
Our text verse is not a question but the revealing of a Fact – God is For Us! The Psalmist declared in 34:15 that the eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous and His ears open to our cries. Therefore, armed with that knowledge we must ask, “Who can stand against us?” We could also ask, “What difference does it make if they are?” We are more than conquerors through the One that Created us and Loves us.
Our warfare against the forces of evil is not a natural battle but a spiritual one and we are battling a second-rate power, the devil. He is a defeated foe!
THE FACT – God is for Us.
If God is for us, we can afford to have the entire world against us and still know that we are victorious. God is for us in Doctrine (Teaching & Truth). When our views align with God’s Word all of heaven is behind us. God is for us in Salvation. He gave His Son as the sacrifice for our sins. God is for us in Protection. Nothing can prevail against us and no weapon formed against us can prosper. We are His!
THE INFLUENCE – It Gives us Confidence and Courage.
It produces in us an amazing spirit of independence. Not independence from God or other believers but from the opinion of man. It affords us the courage and confidence to follow the directions of God’s word residing in our hearts without fear or worry. We receive freedom from the World’s System and realize that God is in control.
It produces in us a Spirit of Patience. We are confident that, in God’s time and in God’s way we will see the full victory. If God is for us, we develop the courage and patience to never give up and when we refuse to give up harvest comes.
It produces in us Unshakable Confidence. We know that we are triumphant in Jesus and even if the whole world turned against us, we are still a majority with Jesus on our side.
This passage should become the motto of the believer and produce an army of overcomers! Never allow man or any religious system to rob you of your confidence and promises in God. Stand on the Eternal Word of God and remain confident that He that began a good work in you will keep you. If God is for us, who can be against us?
No matter what you need today, know that you have the Promise of God to keep you and provide for you. You are not and will never be forsaken. So, lift up your eyes to Him and rejoice!
God bless you as you enjoy this beautiful day in Him!