Recently, I watched a Bible teacher who taught on a set of verses from Romans 8 and showed the viewer several points of interest to be learned and applied to your lives. As anyone who’s been a believer for even a short time probably knows, this particular book and chapter is among the most popular. I’d like to share just a few of the truths found in this wonderful, reassuring chapter of God’s Word. This may take more than one post just for this chapter alone!
So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance. And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God’s will. -Romans 8:26-27 (AMP)
Sometimes, I have no idea what to pray for and [am in such a state that] it seems impossible to pray, let alone communicate with anybody. In those times, as a believer, the Bible assures me that I have a great intercessor who will pray on my behalf. What a great advocate to have!
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose. -Romans 8:28 (HCSB)
Everything is going to work out. Even when we seem to be under the gun and things don’t look very rosy, God is there to remind us through His Word that things will turn out OK– if we trust Him and keep working in accordance with His will for us (which we discover in His Word).
What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? -Romans 8:31 (HCSB)
In a nutshell, we need fear nothing or no one if we know that God is on our side. Who is mightier than He?