The Thought for the Week this week was written by Flo Buchan

by Susie Jean Sharkey

If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Rom 8:31

One of my favourite hymns at the moment is the one containing the words "If God is with
us who could stand against us". What better thought for the beginning of a new year. We
don't know what this year will hold. There are few certainties. Will it bring health and
strength or illness and weakness? Will it bring prosperity and success or will we
experience hardship or failure? Only God knows:
'Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before
a single day had passed.' Psalm 139:16
Although we don't know the future we do know that whatever happens God is for us. How
wonderful to know He is on our side and will be with us in all our circumstances. He is a
Father who always loves and cares for us. Nothing can ever separate us from His love.
'I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love . . .
. . . No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation
will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus
our Lord.' Rom 8:38,39
Even if trials do come we can keep praising and trusting our Father. If God is for us the
things that come against us are powerless in comparison. Our God is always victorious!
'No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who
loved us.' Rom 8:37