Out of the Wreck I Rise

May 19th, 2015 by Dave Leave a reply »

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? —Romans 8:35

God does not keep His child immune from trouble; He promises, “I will be with him in trouble…” (Psalm 91:15). It doesn’t matter how real or intense the adversities may be; nothing can ever separate him from his relationship to God. “In all these things we are more than conquerors…” (Romans 8:37). Paul was not referring here to imaginary things, but to things that are dangerously real. And he said we are “super-victors” in the midst of them, not because of our own ingenuity, nor because of our courage, but because none of them affects our essential relationship with God in Jesus Christ. I feel sorry for the Christian who doesn’t have something in the circumstances of his life that he wishes were not there.

“Shall tribulation…?” Tribulation is never a grand, highly welcomed event; but whatever it may be— whether exhausting, irritating, or simply causing some weakness— it is not able to “separate us from the love of Christ.” Never allow tribulations or the “cares of this world” to separate you from remembering that God loves you (Matthew 13:22).

“Shall…distress…?” Can God’s love continue to hold fast, even when everyone and everything around us seems to be saying that His love is a lie, and that there is no such thing as justice?

“Shall…famine…?” Can we not only believe in the love of God but also be “more than conquerors,” even while we are being starved?

Either Jesus Christ is a deceiver, having deceived even Paul, or else some extraordinary thing happens to someone who holds on to the love of God when the odds are totally against him. Logic is silenced in the face of each of these things which come against him. Only one thing can account for it— the love of God in Christ Jesus. “Out of the wreck I rise” every time.


Journal DJR
Good Morning Lord,
Thank you for always being there for me. With your grace and forgiveness of course. And also making me “more than a conquerer” Sometimes I sure dont feel like a conquerer, or look like a conquerer. In fact sometimes it feels like and looks like the opposite. What we’ve been learning is that feeling like a loser comes from getting our focus off of the goal, which is connection and relationship with you … and onto “goals” that we have come up with ourselves.

If you are connected with me and actively in relationship with me, you will see thru my eyes and hear thru my ears like I did because I was in that tight a relationship with Father.

So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does. John 5:19 NLT

Then you can go thru anything as a conquerer. Even death. Like I did, And Paul and Peter and many martyrs thru the years and even today. I’ve asked them, and none of them said that I failed them. I surely won’t fail you either. I’ll be there for you. Always. We’ll go thru things together, and when you get here, we’ll have a party and you can compare notes with others who’ve gone before.


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