July 28, 2019

Conquering Feelings of Inadquacy


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“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”-- Romans 8:38-39 (KJV)

The scripture says that nothing and nobody can separate us from God’s love. Really? How astonishing is that statement? Let’s break it down:
  • Mistakes
  • Sins
  • Bullies and other enemies
  • Poor church attendance
  • Children who make unfortunate choices
  • Missed opportunities
  • Lack of family support
Nothing life throws at us can keep us from beginning again. We can find a new hope through God’s continuing love. Romans, chapter 8, includes other amazing promises (All quotes are from the King James Version of the Bible.):

1.     We’re saved by hope. If we hope for something, that means we can’t yet see it. Patience is key.
 A person might feel weak, but the Spirit helps everyone. It intervenes for us.
“For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”—vs. 24-26
2.     If God’s on our side, that’s a good enough team to overcome anyone.
“…if God be for us, who can be against us?”—v. 31
3.     God will give us everything we need.
“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”—v. 32
4.     Who can condemn us, if Christ if fighting for us?
Nothing can separate us from His love.
We are more than conquerors through God’s power.
“Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” vs. 34-35, 37

My Conclusion

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”—2 Timothy 1:7

Fear? Never heard of it. What’s that?



2 comments:

  1. It is amazing that we need to be constantly reminded of these truths.....but we really do. How quick we are to forget what God has promised. Thank you for sharing these reminders.

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    1. Carol Graham, thanks for commenting! I think it's easy for any of us to lose sight of God's promises.

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