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What does it mean to have God working for us? First of all, it means that we are never alone, no matter what overwhelming problem we face. "God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.' So we say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?'" (Hebrews 13:5-6). God will never abandon us to solve our problems on our own. He desires to help and strengthen us.
No matter how bleak the situation seems, nothing is so powerful that it can separate us from God's love.
Having God on our side also means that the fullness of God's power is available to us. God is almighty and sovereign. He not only created all things but sustains all things. Because God is all-wise, He knows everything about us and our situation. He knows future obstacles we have not yet seen, and He knows the best way to overcome them. He has made every provision we need to be victorious. Because God is love, love is the underlying motive for everything that He does (see 1 John 4:16). No matter how bleak the situation seems, nothing is so powerful that it can separate us from God's love.
We also know that because God is working for us, He will help us in times of trouble. Romans 12:21 tells us, "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." God wants us to change our negative situation into a positive one. God wants us to be a godly influence in this world. And He will give us the strength to accomplish His plan.
Prayer: God, thank You for working for me and for being on my side. I find great comfort knowing that I am never alone, that I have Your power available to me, and that You will help me in times of trouble. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31).
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