The final proof - Hope 103.2

The final proof

By David ReayThursday 12 Dec 2013LifeWords DevotionalsFaithReading Time: 0 minutes


Read Romans 8:31-32

In face of all this,what is there left to say? If God is for us,who can be against us? He that did not hesitate to spare his own Son but gave him up for us all-can we not trust such a God to give us,with him,everything else that we can need? (JBP)

In our more troubled times we can begin to wonder if God really does love us,if he is really there for us. Paul shows us the answer to such doubts. God’s love for us is not based on our current or past or future feelings about it. It is not based on some philosophical argument. It is based on an historical event that really happened. His love for us is anchored in history not our feelings about it.

And that historical event is what happened on Golgotha on the first Good Friday. Jesus took all that kept us estranged from God on himself so we might never be eternally estranged from him. God went to the limit to show his love for us. So when confronted with doubts and fears we do well to look back to that event and realise that whatever else may or may not happen in life,the big issue has been resolved. God has done the major thing so we can entrust him with the minor things.

None of this means our feelings and experience don’t matter. God’s love is not merely some historical fact. We do well to pray we will feel and experience that love and not just regard it as a doctrinal fact. But given the vagaries of our feelings and our life circumstances,it is good to know that God loves us whether we feel it or not. He is for us whether life seems against us or not.

David Reay