Nothing is the same once you encounter the love of God.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (Romans 8:35-37)
Can I begin to list the things He has conquered in my own life?
Sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, spiritual abuse; He conquered them all, and in His name, I overcome.
Distress? Tribulation? My first husband lost his mind. A paranoid schizophrenic. I lost my best friend suddenly at age 22 from a brain anuerysm. And the other from cancer at 35. My middle daughter was stillborn.
Disease? A pituitary tumor, Lyme Disease, infertility, pre-cancer in my cervix, migraines, panic attacks, depression, oppression, and everything in between. He has faithfully delivered me from it all.
Drug abuse and opiate addiction.
Death and suicide. 3 days in a coma without brain activity, and yet, I live. I more than live in Him.
…for in Him we live and move and have our being, (Acts 17:28a)
And then, He supernaturally rescued me. Out of bondage. Out of Egypt. Divine intervention.
My spirit heard His call.
I’m not special. I am no greater. Jesus died for us all. For me, and for you.