Bedrock to Rest Our Feet

There is nothing that soothes the soul like the rock solid, absolutely immovable truths concerning who God is and his inclination toward us. I feel battered today by uncertainty and failure but I know this, my redeemer lives and nothing can separate me from his love. Nothing but these bedrock truths can help when all the breaking news is bad news.

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be* against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.* Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present 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 in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:31-39 ESV

The King James translates this one best:

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3

In other words:

“the leaning (on you) mind you will keep in peace, surely peace, for he trusts in you.”

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