Romans 8:31-34 (NLT)
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?
32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?
33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself.
34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
Ever feel like everyone and everything is against you? Or do you ever feel like nothing seems to be going right? Well there is one who is for you, and His name is Jesus! Paul says, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” The benefits of the Good News are enormous. God has sent His own Son to die for our sins, He has forgiven us, declared us to be in right standing with Him, given us victory over sin, and filled us with His Holy Spirit. Now if God was willing to do all that we can deduce that God is on our side. Although we may feel like no one else is, but it really doesn’t matter because we know that God is on our side. Furthermore, if God is on our side nothing or no one else really matters. Paul goes on to state the situation as if it were a case sin court, and his point is that if God is defending us nothing the prosecution has to say will amount to anything. As it says in Isaiah 50:8-9, “8 He who gives me justice is near. Who will dare to bring charges against me now? Where are my accusers? Let them appear! 9 See, the Sovereign LORD is on my side! Who will declare me guilty? All my enemies will be destroyed like old clothes that have been eaten by moths!” If you are feeling like no one is on your side and the whole world is against you, be encouraged because the Creator of all that is has come to your rescue. Now matter what you may be going through right now His love, mercy, and grace will sustain you. As Nehemiah says, “His joy shall be your strength” (8:10). If God is for you no one, and I mean no one, can be against you.