Who Can Stand?

If God has determined to stand with us, tell me, who then could ever stand against us?”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:31‬ ‭TPT‬

Now this seems like a simple rhetorical question. We all know the Sunday School Answer is “nothing or no one.” But do we believe?

First, do we believe God is for us? Because the promise is predicated on that truth, “God is for us”.

Can a generational curse (the past bad acts of my grandparents) prevent God from being for me?
Can my own previous bad acts – an affair, an abortion, a drug addiction, a life of prostitution, an affiliation with a cult, bad parenting – prevent God from being for me?
Is God really for me today because I haven’t read my Bible in weeks? I didn’t give my “tithe”? I didn’t pray today. I flipped someone off in traffic. I yelled at my kids. I doubted his word and had a temper tantrum. Is God for me today?

So we must settle in our brains and in our hearts once and for all this truth: God is for us not because we are good but because He is good. While we were sinners – not when we got our act together, not when we were perfect, not when we had crossed all of our T’s and dotted every I -but when we were messed up, fearful, selfish, fornicators and adulterers Christ died for us!

And because Christ died for us, we are covered in the blood. God now sees us as holy and blameless (Colossians 1:22), accepted (Ephesians 1:6), righteous (II Corinthians 5:21). Neither our past nor our present can prevent Him from being, “For us.”

He sent His Son so that we could live an abundant life. How much more “for us” could He be.

Declare this with me: “God is pro-________. (Put your name in the blank.) Despite my past, despite my mistakes, God is for me!”

Secondly, do we believe “Nothing or no one could stand against us?”
With God on our side, can we face and be victorious against sickness, devastation, giants, plaques, death? Can we truly rely on the God within us? Well, let’s look at God’s track record.

He was with David when he defeated Goliath.
He was with Moses when he parted a sea.
He was with Joshua when the walls came down.
He was with Paul when he was alone in a dungeon and wrote half of the New Testament.
He was with Peter when his shadow healed thousands.
He was with Peter when he raised Dorcas from the dead.
He was with the 72 disciples when the demons submitted to them.
He was with Sara when she gave birth in her old age.

God has proven over and over again, He is faithful! He is with us and ready to demonstrate His power through us in times of difficulty.

So as we navigate through this temporary norm, let us remember three things.

1. God is for me!
2. Because God is for me nothing can stand against me – not COV19, not loneliness, not lost wages, not empty shelves on the grocery store, not giants, nothing, nada, zip.
3. I will come out of this stronger, wiser, completely restored.

Believe it my friends! God is for you and nothing can stand against you.