“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
Romans 8:37 NIV
A few months ago, a friend betrayed me. The pain slashed shockingly deep into my soul. Never had I imagined that she would take the step she took. Every time I see her name now, I want to cry for the loss of a friendship that was important to me and, I thought, her too.
A few days ago while at a conference, someone was shockingly rude to me on an elevator. She was a stranger to me, and still her behavior hurt me. Just this morning, when telling my husband about it, the mortification from her words cut into my heart.
My human reaction is to lash back, hurt the other person as I was hurt. How dare this person treat me like this? I want to fight.
Yet I need say nothing, take no action. The fight is already won. Romans 8:38-39 tell us that nothing—NOTHING!—can separate us from the love of God. That means that no matter how rude someone is to us, no matter how many people betray us or snub us or treat us like we are less important than we think we are, We are bonded to the Lord through His great love.
We are more than conquerors. In our hearts, through the one who loved us so much He died for us, we are greater than those who seek to destroy us.
Romans 8:37 has become my life verse because I need this reminder when my humanness wants to lash back at those who hurt me. I don’t need to because Jesus has already paid the price and made me more than a conqueror over the sins of the world that strive to separate me from His love.
Originally posted 2012-09-28 10:00:00.
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