Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword? Even as it is written, For Thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we are regarded and counted as sheep for the slaughter. [Ps. 44:22.] Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us. For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:35-39 AMPC
In verse 37 of our main text of study Paul said ” we are more than conquerors “. The question is how can someone be going through a lot of challenges yet he made such a bold statement?
Answer: Paul was not trying to face his challenges with his own ability neither did he trusted in himself. Also he was not trying to conquer anything because Christ already defeated Satan and his cohorts and triumphantly rose from death and gave us the victory and a new position in Him. All what he had to do is absolutely trust and stand on the victory he had in Christ irrespective of the surface circumstances happening in his life.
And this is why I am suffering as I do. Still I am not ashamed, for I know (perceive, have knowledge of, and am acquainted with) Him Whom I have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on), and I am [positively] persuaded that He is able to guard and keep that which has been entrusted to me and which I have committed [to Him] until that day.” 2 Timothy 1:12 AMPC
Apostle Paul did not fret because he knew who God is and know what He is capable of doing and also he knew he belong to God.
Most of the time people fret in challenges because they are ignorant of who God is or lack knowledge. A great example is Elisha and his servant! Please read 2 kings 6:8-17.
Today let us asked God to enlightened our darkness in our challenges or circumstances so that we can face the adversary causing them from the position of knowing not ignorance in Jesus name.
Let us pray together; Heavenly Father; I thank you for your word. I pray that you enlighten my darkness in my circumstances in Jesus name. Amen