Series: Living the Life
Title: “Three Questions for Distressed Christians” Part Six
“And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in
accordance with God’s will.” Romans 8:27
Stress is a major factor in today’s demanding and challenging world. Statistics reveal that anywhere from 54 to 75 percent of the general population live almost constantly under stress, most of which is caused by threats we have no answer to, or to fear or uncertainty regarding our futures. Author and Bible teacher, Charles Price, speaks on three questions Paul asks in his letter to the Romans, which pertain to every Christian, and are extremely relevant in today’s complex and troubled world.
The first question is: “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). This is the assumption Paul makes, but how is God for us? In verse 28, Paul states, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” This is one of those wonderfully reassuring verses we tend to quote when things go wrong. “In all things” include all circumstances. Nothing is exempt. ‘Things’ in themselves are not active, but it is God who works ‘in them’ who is active, regardless of what our situation is.
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