What I read today;

Romans 8; Matthew 8; Jeremiah 32; Psalm 98; 2 Chronicles 15-16; Leviticus 14

If you are older than 5, you know that things don’t always go the way you want them.  In our lives, we will have stress, struggle, and trouble.  Sometimes our problems are minor in nature.  Other times we are the cause of our own problems.  In some instances, our problems are a matter of chance.

However, in all instances our problems are temporary.  They are temporary because as believers in Jesus Christ we know that our God has achieved victory over our world of sin and pain.  Our struggles may end when we enter heaven’s gates but they will end.

That’s the beauty of the Christian life, summed up in these words of Paul in Romans 8 vs. 31-39;

What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?  He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written. “For your sake, we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.”  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,  nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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