Thankfully, towards the end of this passage, Paul reminds us that God has made us totally acceptable to Him. In fact as we saw at the beginning of yesterday’s reading, there is no condemnation for those of us in Christ Jesus! Although we mess up and get distracted from the purpose God has for us by situations, circumstances, sin, relationships etc; God wants us and has chosen us to be His people. “So intent is He on seeing His plans fulfilled, He did not protect His Son from the necessary cost of giving His life for us all, because through His grace He wanted to give us everything that belongs to Christ. ” – v.32, Truth Version.
God was willing to go through such suffering for us so that we would be with Him in eternity. Wow! So we know that nothing can separate us from God’s love because there are no lengths that He won’t go to in order to restore our relationship with Him. He will not allow anything to take us away from Him once we have been restored into this relationship with Him. He has won the victory and so ‘if God is for us, who can ever be against us?’ – v.31, NLT.
Know that whatever you are going through now, it is temporary. This is not our final destination. God has so much more for us. Look to Him instead of the giant in front of you. Nothing is impossible with God so don’t let yourself get distracted from where you are going. Nothing can stop God’s plans.
Paul mentions twice in this passage that we need to wait patiently for God. Keep your eyes fixed on Him and He will bring you through every difficulty until you are in Heaven with Him where there will be no more problems, or pain, or suffering. God is large and in charge. Don’t ever let yourself forget that you will be with Him in Heaven one day.