“What, then, shall we say in response to these things. If God is for us who can be against us?”– ROMANS 8:31
I lay in bed one night, next to my wife, thinking about my life. I realized that I am going to work most of my life in order to clothe, feed, and put a roof over my family’s head just so they can come over and call my house “grandma’s house” someday. Not grandpa’s.
But then I realized I was being selfish by calling it my house. My wife and I built this home together. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, and we’ve loved together in this home. We formed a triumvirate that included God, me, and her. Our base is strong. Our foundation has been through some storms, but it is still standing. We are still here.
There are enough enemies out there that would love to see a Christian couple fail. Satan has tried his best to get us to give up and take the easy way out, but if God is for us who can be against us?
Don’t get me wrong. My wife and I have a long way to go, and sometimes we stumble and grow weary. There have been many challenges that have tried to knock us down, but none succeeded in pulling apart what God put together.
I don’t know about you, but this makes me feel powerful. I know that when trials and tribulations come our way we have the MVP leading our team and victory is guaranteed. I can feel comfortable calling it “grandma’s house” someday because we are in it together for the long haul, and God is on our side.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for reminding me that you plus nothing equals everything. And that nothing can prevail against us if you are for us. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
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