Out of the Wreck I Rise

Oswald Chambersby Oswald Chambers

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? —Romans 8:35

God does not keep His child immune from trouble; He promises, “I will be with him in trouble…” (Psalm 91:15). It doesn’t matter how real or intense the adversities may be; nothing can ever separate him from his relationship to God. “In all these things we are more than conquerors…” (Romans 8:37). Paul was not referring here to imaginary things, but to things that are dangerously real. And he said we are “super-victors” in the midst of them, not because of our own ingenuity, nor because of our courage, but because none of them affects our essential relationship with God in Jesus Christ. I feel sorry for the Christian who doesn’t have something in the circumstances of his life that he wishes were not there.

Shall tribulation…?” Tribulation is never a grand, highly welcomed event; but whatever it may be— whether exhausting, irritating, or simply causing some weakness— it is not able to “separate us from the love of Christ.” Never allow tribulations or the “cares of this world” to separate you from remembering that God loves you (Matthew 13:22).

Shall…distress…?” Can God’s love continue to hold fast, even when everyone and everything around us seems to be saying that His love is a lie, and that there is no such thing as justice?

Shall…famine…?” Can we not only believe in the love of God but also be “more than conquerors,” even while we are being starved?

Either Jesus Christ is a deceiver, having deceived even Paul, or else some extraordinary thing happens to someone who holds on to the love of God when the odds are totally against him. Logic is silenced in the face of each of these things which come against him. Only one thing can account for it— the love of God in Christ Jesus. “Out of the wreck I rise” every time.

by Oswald Chambers

The President’s Dream

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

We were in a Red Sea situation. The landlord was set to demolish the building where our congregation had been for fifteen years. We had to search for a new building and fast. My wife and I walked into a large furniture warehouse that was well beyond any expectations we had. The president of the company who owned the warehouse asked us to come to his office. There at his desk, he began to weep. He said to me, “I know you’re a man of God. I had a dream about you…twice this month…once this past week. In the dream, I knew you had something to do with Jesus.” My wife and I just looked at each other. God was amazingly preparing the answer before we had any idea that building would become our new place. The same is true for you—that no matter what you’re dealing with, God is already preparing the solution. He’s waiting at the finish line to tell you, “Your victory was here all along.” So press on. For all you have to do is keep going – and you’ll get there.

Today’s Mission – Today, in whatever trial you are going through, be confident in the fact that God is going before you and has your victory waiting up ahead.

by Jonathan Cahn