God’s Plan For Our Problems

Rom 8:26-39
26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God knew from the beginning that we would have problems stemming from internal and external causes. He put inside us the Holy Spirit who is intended to translate our groans into prayers to God in times when speech and strength fail us. When we don’t have a clue what is wrong or what to pray, the Spirit is praying on our behalf to move God into action.

Whatever we are going through will somehow work out both for His glory and praise and for our benefit in that He will use it to conform us into His image. No experience is wasted, but used in His plan. We will be glorified, which means be endued with all of Jesus’ characteristics, which are God’s qualities.

No matter what is going on, God loves us and is for us. Nothing, no experience or person or situation or emotion can separate you from God, because His Holy Spirit lives in you, interceding on your behalf and attempting to quietly lead you. Any thought you hear in your head to the contrary is straight from the pit of hell!

Furthermore, any condemnation you feel NEVER comes from God. He lives to save and reconcile us to Himself, not alienate us from Him. He will convict us of wrong-doing by speaking to us quietly about our sin. Meanwhile, Satan piggybacks onto God’s Word of conviction to us and then attacks who we are (not the sin). That’s how you can tell who is originating the thoughts you hear in your head.

When you feel He is far from you, read this scripture aloud to yourself:

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate ME from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Penny Haynes
http://ChristianWomenWithDepression.com

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