And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
~ Romans 8: 28-31 (NIV)
If there were no storms and ‘dark valleys’ in our lives, we wouldn’t appreciate the mountains we triumphantly climb.
It is only in truly tough times that God is able to see if you’ll ‘give Him the battle’ – instead of thinking it’s your battle to fight. Walking by faith, walking ‘in the spirit’, when you are on Easy Street doesn’t really tell him a whole lot about your faithfulness.
- Faithful Christians may get ‘bent’ in certain situations, but the Lord will not allow them to be broken. As we are asked rhetorically in Romans 8: If God is for you, who can be against you? To put it simply, ‘those who love Him’ will be Bent, not Broken! The battle is not yours its the Lord’s. To God be the glory.
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