Lately I’ve been encouraging those who feel that God is against them, not for them. They don’t see answer to prayers. They feel distant from God. Life doesn’t look like they had hoped.
I have felt this way, too. But then I remember my friend asking me, “Heather, do you really believe God is against you?” She quoted Romans 8 to me, in particular these verses (31-33): What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
That day, I chose to believe by faith that God was for me. And when I felt like He was withholding good things from me, I remembered that He was the Good Thing–what a precious, gracious gift to have God in my life. I also built up that wonderful motto that “every rejection is God’s protection” to see how what I perceived as rejection or disappointment was actually a good thing in my life.
God is for you.