“As it is written, ‘For your sake, we are being killed all day long. We are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.’”
Paul quotes from Psalm 44:22. He makes it clear that evil things happen to Christians. Following Jesus does not make us immune from suffering or pain. We live in broken human bodies, in a broken world, alongside and with broken people Even being killed for our faith is a possibility, as thousands around the globe can attest even today.
Yet the love of God gives us the strength to face whatever we may need to face. His love clearly captures this reality: God ultimately wins. Eventually he conquers all evil. All hurts and pains will one day be washed away. We need fear nothing. God’s love has been revealed to us in Jesus Christ. Nothing can ever separate us from it.
Do you know this profound love today? It is God’s antidote for overcoming everything in this world and anything we should ever experience in it.