Friday, March 23, 2007


Romans 8:28-39

Terminal diseases, fatal injuries, bankruptcy, accidents, tragedies, loss of loved one, breakups in relationships, sacked by the boss, failure in exams, rejection by friends, and many more…

At some part of your life, you might have come across someone who would experience one of the above situations, or perhaps, you might even experience one of these before.

Now, picture yourself: during the darkest moments of your life, times where it seems that you don’t have anyone to turn to. The questions “why” and “what” that would begin in your mind. What is happening? Why do I have to go through this? What is happening? Why me?

The apostle Paul knew exactly what the Romans needed. Having heard of the exemplary faith and service of the Romans, he wrote this letter aiming to encourage and inform them the central doctrines of the Christian faith. In other words, it’s a letter which tells believers how to work out the Gospel in their lives.

Paul knew, to know about the Gospel is one thing, to practice it in moments of difficulty is totally another. Would Christians then trust in the sovereignty of the Father Almighty when the world comes crashing down?

In these verses, Paul encourages believers, despite of the things that may happen, especially the bad things, all of them happen for a reason, and that reason is for our good. God loves us so much that He wants us to grow to be more like Jesus in each passing day. Through the change of character of our lives, God gets glorified. After all, this is the destiny which He has for us (v29- 30).

When mountains seem to be too heavy to move; too high to climb, we should always realize that God is always in control over all circumstances. And that’s faith!

After all, when God is for us, absolutely nothing can be against us. Out of His amazing love He even sent His one and only Son Jesus Christ to die for us, what else He won’t give? So my friends, in the hope of the love God has given us through His Son, we can always look forward for a better tomorrow.

Ultimately, through all the seasons of suffering and pain, nothing can ever separate us from the love of God.

Look for anyone who needs help, and lend that person a hand, a listening ear, etc. Showing them and reminding yourself that God also uses people like you and me to spread His love.

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