Posted by Rich Carroll:
"What, then, shall we say in response to this? 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?"
His promise here to 'graciously give us all things' tells me that there is no ultimate loss or irreparable situation that I will experience as a result of trusting God in whatever circumstances that I find myself in. We who believe in the gospel can be persuaded of the adequacy of God to provide for all the needs that His children based on the action of His greatest demonstration of love in 'giving up His Son for us all'. The sacrificial love of this one act, on our behalf, is the foundation of my trusting in His adequacy to provide and to 'cause all things to work together for good for those who love Him' (Romans 8:28)
I find myself, at times, harboring secret doubts in questioning whether He'll be enough for me and my family if I step out and do what I think is good and right in any given situation. Will He be enough if I follow Him wholeheartedly in whatever decision I think He may be leading in ( job/vocation, finance, people care, speaking what I believe, etc.) Sometimes it comes down to my own unbelief, pure and simple, that causes me, out of fear, to hide or say no to a clear opportunity to serve in some way.
We need to remind ourselves daily that God's promises are based on His great love that gave His one and only Son so that nothing that would increase my eternal happiness will be denied me by such a loving Father. " If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him?" (Matthew 7:11) Let's trust Him and His promises together in both good times and in challenging ones! "If God is for us who can be against us?"