If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Romans 8:31, NLT
Imagine yourself as actually looking at all your difficulties like an army lined up against you.
Then realize you have a backing that can overcome them all. As you face these enemies of yours—discouragement, frustration, disappointment, hostility, weakness—ask yourself, “What shall I say to these things?” And the answer is, If God be for us, who can be against us?”
Now, spend a minute realizing that God is for you and say this affirmation: “God is with me. God is for me. God is greater than all these things.”
Then visualize these enemies of your peace and happiness as retreating, giving way before God’s power.
Personalize the text by saying: “If God be for me, who can be against me?”
The repetitive use of this text will give you an enormous sense of God’s presence and a powerful feeling of victory.
~ ~ Norman Vincent Peale
I do like Mr. Peale’s take on this. So often we relate this verse to people coming against us. But we have other unseen enemies: Satan and his followers as well as our own mind. Who are my enemies? What’s stealing my peace and happiness? Top of that list are my race against the clock, wanting to get away and not being able to, and the schedule I made for myself. I may plan my ways but God guides my steps – but to a point. We do have free will to be stupid. It’s time I choose not to be stupid. God is for me and his guidance will bring peace and joy.
“If god is for me how can this schedule come against me”
Reflect: Fill in – “If God is for me, _____ can’t come against me.”