Daily Delight

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I am very good at being very hard on myself. The smallest criticism can often send me in a downward spiral of self-doubt and loathing, which usually finds its end at the bottom of a carton of Ben & Jerry’s. That’s why Romans 8:33 stopped me in my tracks. 

Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. -Romans 8:33 (ESV)

If God is for me, then no charge against me will ever stand. Why? Because Christ stepped in front of every charge that has been or will be thrown at me. Jesus absorbed the blow. 

In reading this verse, I was reminded of what the Church father Martin Luther said: “When the devil throws your sins in your face and declares that you deserve death and hell, tell him this: I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God, and where He is there I shall be also!” 

Christians would be far more confident in living out and sharing the Gospel if we lived like we really believed no charge could be brought against us. We would live bold lives of faith, unafraid of future circumstances or outcomes. We would take hairpin turns for the Kingdom of God.

In meditating on Romans 8:33, I hope you are challenged to view your week differently. I know I am. I am challenged to preach to myself when attacks, either from Satan or my own flesh, come.

I am challenged to believe that God really, truly is as good as He says He is. 

{photo: @sydneyhoek}

About the Author

Victoria Wilson≫ ≫ Victoria is the wife to Ben, mom to Carson and Nora, and restless until she finds her rest in Christ. Her daily work may look a bit varied - SAHM, blogger, virtual assistant, and birth doula - but she finds each role is tied together by a common thread of encouraging and nurturing others. Victoria enjoys perfect lattes, long walks with good friends, and Nutella - lots and lots of Nutella. The best place to keep in touch with Victoria is here.


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