“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” (Romans 8:35, 37 KJV).
A lot of people look around at our society today and wonder, Why is there so much anger, frustration, strife, fighting, wars, and even natural catastrophes going on? Well, there are a lot of answers that we could speculate about, but at the root of all of these issues is one common denominator—sin.
When God made this planet, He never intended for any of those things to happen. He created a planet that was perfect and created two human beings to be in charge of it, Adam and Eve. When they decided to listen to the devil and disobey God, sin entered into this world.
Adam and Eve handed over their right to rule this planet to Satan, and he became the legal god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT). As a result, everything changed. Sin entered into the paradise God created, and death was attached to it. Everything started going downhill from there.
That’s why God sent Jesus to redeem us from sin. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we don’t have to live under the devil’s rule of sin and darkness. Colossians 1:13 sayswe’re delivered from the power of darkness and translated into the kingdom of His dear Son. As believers, we live on this earth, but our citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20 NIV). We may be living in enemy territory, but we don’t have to be afraid of the enemy. God has given us authority over him.
With God watching over us, and the Holy Spirit ever ready to guide us, we can walk as more than conquerors!
The Take Away:
Bad things may happen in this world, but as a Christian, I don’t have to live life feeling guilty, condemned, frustrated, and mad at God. I know God is not causing the bad stuff to happen. The devil and sin are the cause. I can walk as a light in this world and an ambassador of Jesus Christ to let people know the truth that God is not the problem! The devil is the problem, and God is the answer! Take a few minutes and read Romans 8:31-39.