Not Overcome

Christianity is not a promise to enjoy a life without pain, nor to be given a shortcut through it. It is a promise that pain, sorrow, sin – ours and others’ – will not swallow us, destroy us, define us, or have the final word.

~Stasi Eldredge

8:31 What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 8:32 Indeed, he who 35  did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, freely give us all things?

8:35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 38  8:36 As it is written, “For your sake we encounter death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 39  8:37 No, in all these things we have complete victory 40  through him 41  who loved us! 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, 42  nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~Romans 8:31-39 NET

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