Romans 8:31 - Fear Not for God Is for You!
Romans 8:31 (KJV) What shall we then say to
these things? If God be for us, who can be against
Romans 8:31 (NCV) So what should we say
about this? If God is with us, no one can defeat
Romans 8:31 (MSG) So, what do you think?
With God on our side like this, how can we lose?
Psychologists have identified hundreds of
different known fears that people can have. Fear is a
universal problem - and it takes away your joy.
But heres the good news: You dont
have to be afraid. You have God on your side!
What shall we say about such wonderful
things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be
against us? (Romans 8:31 NLT).
With God on your side, you dont need
anything else. God plus one equals a majority.
Whats your greatest fear? Is it
embarrassment? Failure? Rejection? Disappointing others?
Not fitting in?
Satan uses all of these fears to rob you
of joy. He knows what will make you joyful, so
he creates fears to oppose those things.
For instance, Satan knows doing whats
right will always bring you joy. So he makes you
afraid of what other people will think if you do
the right thing. He makes you worry more about
your popularity than pleasing God.
Satan also knows one of the greatest
sources of joy in life is when you share the love of
Christ with an unbeliever. So he makes you afraid
to tell people about Jesus.
The truth is, to find joy, you need only
one thing. You need to live for an audience of
one: God. Thats Jesus path to complete and
He said, I have told you this so that
my joy may be in you and that your joy may be
complete (John 15:11 NIV).
You can have joy in life, knowing that
God is for you. Fear not! [Daily Devotional by
Rick Warren: https://pastorrick.com/devotional/]
Throughout life, there will be times when
our sins and failures lead us to conclude that
God is disappointed or angry with us. How can He
still love me after what I've done? If I'm really
forgiven, why do I still feel so guilty? At such
times, we need to fix our eyes on the truth of
Scripture and ask the questions Paul posed in Romans
If God is for us, who is against us (v.
31)? Our heavenly Father proved His loyalty to us
when He delivered His own Son over to death in
order to save us. Without Christ's atoning death
on our behalf, we would face eternal separation
Who will bring a charge against God's
elect (v. 33)? No accusation against us can stand,
since at the moment of salvation, the Lord
justified us. This means we were legally declared
righteous, while still in our sinning condition. No one
can reverse this transaction and make us guilty
again. To doubt our blameless standing in Christ is
to declare His atonement insufficient to cover
Who is the one who condemns (v. 34)?
Although Satan rails against us, Jesus' death and
resurrection are proof that we are right with God. Christ
took our condemnation and gave us His
righteousness in return. Now He sits at the Father's right
hand, interceding for us.
When doubts about the Lord's love and
faithfulness arise, focus on truth. If we judge His
loyalty to us by our circumstances or feelings, we
will never get an accurate view of God. True
Security Lies Not In Our Good Performance, But In Our
Relationship With Christ, And No One Can Take That From
Us. [In Touch Daily Devotional by Charles
Stanley at www.intouch.org]
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
Romans 8:31 - God Is for Us!
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
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Hope Awakens Bible Study Guides:
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LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
Islam and Christianity in Prophecy, The
Third and Final Conflict by Tim Roosenberg:
Unlocking Bible Prophecies by Cami Oetman of
Adventist World Radio: https://www.awr.org/bible
Revelation Now by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: