God Will Beat the Opposition

Jane Douglass White

READ : Romans 8:31-39

When I was about five years of age, my mother and I visited my aunt and uncle. Their married daughter lived next door to them. It was the only time that I was allowed to go from one house to another without having to ask permission. How I enjoyed that freedom, until one day when everyone went on a picnic.

Mother thought I was with my married cousin. My cousin thought I was with Mother. I was left in the big home alone, except for my uncle, who had to listen to my hysterical crying. I was frantic and he couldn’t calm me until Mother returned, looking for me. I can still remember my terror when I thought she had forgotten me. What comfort I felt when she put her arms around me and murmured, “Don’t cry, darling. Mother is right here with you.”

Scripture reminds us, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31, kjv). Nothing can separate us from his love. We can conquer any challenge that faces us, when we have “the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus the Lord.” All we have to do is go to God with the faith of a child.


Heavenly Father, when I am faced with difficult problems, help me to remember that you are there with me, loving me and helping me to solve them. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

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