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If God is For Us . . .

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?

Romans 8:28-32 New Living Translation (NLT)

Knowing that there is a purpose for our lives gives us hope for our future. God gave each of us a purpose just as He gave each of us a unique existence in His Creation. Sometimes we just don't see it and we allow this world to demean us in an attempt to destroy what God has already ordained. Glory to God, He will not allow this to happen as we put our hope and trust for our future in Him. Believing in God's Son, Jesus, and what He did to give us right standing with our Heavenly Father, we can be freed from bondage and enabled to pursue the destiny God chose for us in advance. It is already ours. We just have to claim it by faith. We have to believe what we sometimes can't see.

It is important for those who trust Christ as Savior to remember that God fights our battles and that there is no one greater than Him. If He is for us, who can come against us? God gave His Son to show how much He loves us and will give us everything else we need to live victoriously in this fallen world. There is power in the name of Jesus. The enemy seeks to destroy us and keep us in a defeated state of mind in an attempt to limit our faith in this power and to stop us from sharing this truth with others. Our greatest challenge in life is to never forget who we belong to, especially when life throws us a curve. Our greatest duty is to live a life that people seek to emulate so that they too will desire to know and to trust in our Savior.

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