One of the more recent additions to my ever-growing audio/video message library is entitled “Who Cares, Living Free From the Weight of Worry” by Jeremy Pearsons of Kenneth Copeland Ministries. Jeremy does a fabulous job in bring home the simple yet profound truth that once we really know how deeply and completely we are loved by God, fear looses it’s power over us!
Somewhere within the message series, Jeremy Pearsons makes an observation in reference to Romans 8:31 that really struck a chord with me. To the best of my recollection it goes like this:
“If God is for us, who can be against us! And if God is against us, who can be for us?” ~Jeremy Pearsons
“So what are we going to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He didn’t spare his own Son but gave him up for us all. Won’t he also freely give us all things with him? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect people? It is God who acquits them.” (Romans 8:31-33)
Think about that. I mean, if you and I truly believe that God is for us (as in deeply loves and cares for us) – then what does that say for every person, circumstance or power that is against us?
Said a little differently, if God is for me – then by contrast it also means that God is against everything that isn’t for me! And if God is against something or someone … brother, that’s just BAD news!!!!!
Many years ago, I learned a little chorus. I don’t know the name of the song, nor the author … I suspect that it might be a snippet from a Jewish or Messianic psalm. In any case, I have never forgotten it and if often brings me comfort on challenging days.
“This I know, my God is for me
This I know
This I know, my God is on my side
My God is for me
This I know.”
I encourage you to take some time to meditate on the love of God for you. Search the Word for His promises to you, feed your spirit! Keep your focus on the love of God vs whatever challenges are facing you today. You are His beloved, and He does and will continue to care for (watch over, protect, attend to, teach/train, protect, defend,) you!
According to Hebrews 2:14-15, Christ has ‘render the devil powerless’ and made free those were all their lives held captive to him through fear. You and I have been set free from fear!
So like I said in an earlier post, ‘me and Fear have had a ‘break up”. I’m not taking his calls anymore, and when Fear knocks on my door … I don’t answer, and fear not! And if Fear won’t leave on his own accord, I make an introduction!!
“Jesus, may I introduce you to Fe…… ” (insert sound of running feet) Hmmm … where did he go?”
Works every time!
PS – if you happen to know the origin of the song/chorus, please do tell!