What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?Romans 8:31
I stopped when I saw this verse on my TV screen today. I love to listen to Dappy T Keys Piano Worship as I take care of things in my home. As a Christian woman who is trying to take the command to die to myself seriously, sometimes life can feel really hard.
The opposition has been fierce lately to the things of God. The tremendous win for life in the Supreme Court has made evil forces very angry.
The comments and push back from women who want the murder of infants in the womb to be legal has shocked me. I know I shouldn’t be shocked. But sometimes I forget that principalities are at work all the time, and are behind a lot of what happens on this earth. Of course, our own sin nature plays a huge role in this, too.
My first reaction has been to engage in all of the noise. I feel like we need to speak out, and make the value of all life known. At the same time, I know it isn’t right for me to engage with those who are dead set on being contrary to the Word of God.
Oh, I’ve done that before, and I think it has caused more harm than good. Probably about ten years ago, I lost contact with most of my family because I was very vocal about my Scriptural views. I then went through a time of silence when I studied and prayed about the best way to handle such situations. (Overall, I feel like I was in line with God’s will for my life when this happened. But I was more forceful than I believe a woman of God should be at this point in time.)
I’ve decided that the best way for me to share is gently and with love. Now, the truth needs to be said, and I’m not afraid to say it. Each and every image bearer of God is important. Life begins at conception. Dying to self and becoming a mother is one of the greatest gifts there is.
And no matter what the opposition, we can know that if God is for us, who can be against us? We don’t need to be afraid. We can meekly live our lives while fearing God, knowing that modeling the true Christian walk will anger those who are opposed to it.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Matthew 11:28
When the pressure feels too hard to bear, we can go to God and He will help us! He will give us rest. My favorite thing to do when I feel this way is to read the Scriptures. It truly does help.
I hope that you stand firm on God’s Word today. Remember that we don’t have to become flustered in the face of evil. The Lord is here to guide and direct all of our ways, and we can speak the truth in love.