Guest Blog written by: Charley Goode
The whole 8th Chapter of Romans grabbed my attention tonight. We have such a victory in Christ. He does so much for us. Have you ever just been so upset, mad, or confused that once you sat down to pray you just didn’t even know what words to speak? Yeah, me too! How awesome is it that in those moments, the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groaning too deep for words. Verse 27 says that He groans for us, when we hurt—he hurts. So, this makes a difference when we read on into verse 28, where we read that God causes all things to work together for good to those who are called according to His purpose. So, in the midst of the moments where we just don’t understand why these things are happening to us, when are crying and in the depths of confusion—in those moments where we don’t even know what to pray, God is interceding for us and he is hurting for us but, he is working it all together for His good. How awesome of a God do we have?
Verses 38-39 for me, describe a heart of one who realizes the majesty of God and the victory to be gained or that has already been gained– “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” What a statement! I pray that this will be the cry of all of us. That nothing will separate us from the One who intercedes for us and works things together for our good.