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Thursday, December 4, 2008

If God is for us, who can be against us?

I was reading my Bible yesterday morning, and this verse--which I've heard for so long that it had taken on the aura of a shallow euphemism--jumped out at me. I mulled it all day, which says a lot since my day was not as pleasant as I would have liked it to have been. (More on that in another post, I promise.)

IF GOD IS FOR US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US? Plenty of people try, don't they? They fight and they kick and they make life on earth a veritable hell for folks who walk the walk that marks them as followers of Christ. But the Bible seems to imply a promise here: if God is on your side, who can possibly overtake you? Flip to Revelations, folks. The white hats win, once and for all. It's good news alright.

I felt the weight of that Biblical charge this afternoon when the phone rang. I have certainly felt that the folks who voted my hubby out of a job have been tools of darkness these past few weeks. While I don't think they targeted my dh specifically (it was a purely political move), it sure felt like it. Frankly, it felt like one of those moments when the good guys take one for the cause and slink away moral winners but earthly losers. Not bad shoes to walk in... but a place that I'd rather not find myself when two adoptions are on the line.

Anyhow, that phone call ...

Dh called to announce that he had received written notification that he was being reassigned. Yes--his position was eliminated through a political slight of hand. But, truly, if God is for us, who can be against us? A new position was opened just in time, and my husband will be slid--seamlessly--into it as soon as the new year dawns.

Salary, insurance, etc., intact.

If God is for us, who can be against us?

Indeed.

24 comments:

Kindred Blessings said...

That is WONDERFUL!!! I'm praising God!

hnracademy said...

God truely does answer prayer!
I am so happy for you. :)

Mom Of E's said...

MG -

I'm doing a happy dance for you and your family! God is so good.

Anne

A. Gillispie said...

WOW!!!! Chillbumps!!!!!! I am just SO happy for your family! Those two little ones are staying right where they belong!
Anita

blessedmomto7 said...

WOW! GOD ROCKS!! Good for you guys-no worries :)

Mrs said...

Ooooh, God is so good! Praise Him, praise Him!

Rachel said...

Praise. The. Lord.

Anonymous said...

That is SO AWESOME!!
I must say, and it is really weird coming from someone who does not even know you, but I had a feeling something like that would happen when I prayed for y'all. I'm thousands of miles from you, don't know you from Adam, but when I prayed for you it was as if it was just obvious. Your DH was just going to step into something new...weird, but cool!

Jamie

Bethany said...

He says to rejoice with those who rejoice. Good thing He doesn't say you have to have met them!

Just as truly as my heart sank to read your hard news about the job loss, I truly rejoice with you now for this good news, for our caring faithful God.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Wow! Just Wow! Just today I got caught up on your blog and felt sorrow, then hope, then prayed and shared the request with my husband. Now this amazing answer.

Thank you for sharing all of God's amazing work in the life of your family!

If God is for us...

Ajoy

jennifer said...

Praising God in your name! He is always with us, isn't He?

I'm so happy for your family, Mary Grace.

Liz said...

praise to the LORD. he is mighty to save :)
liz

Luke said...

That is wonderful news! I'll pass that along in prayer group this morning.

Fantastic!

...but now you've got me thinking: Yes, God does win "in the end" ... but there are plenty of places where we may lose in the process. I think back to much of David's writing and all the comments of, "Why do the evil triumph? Where are You, Lord?"

...maybe I got on that train of thought because I'm reading "Disappointment with God" by Yancey right now [smile].

But back to the main point: I am so happy for you guys!

~Luke

Just Me said...

Wow. That's amazing.

The Small Scribbler said...

Yeah!

Kate

Robin's Reports said...

MG & hubby,

I am so happy for both of you. Your post was already stirring my heart when you said, "If God is with us, who can be against us." Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

I think God has been recently trying to reassure our family during these waves of lay-offs with dh. I am so touched at the level of God's caring for us. Words cannot describe it enough.

Blessings & Happy Endings to Prayers.

Tree Climbing Mom said...

God is SO good!

Tiffanie said...

AMEN!!!!!

Paula said...

Tears in my eyes...Praise God!!!

FULL OF JOY said...

I'm laughing, I'm crying, PRAISE OUR LORD!!!

mideastmom said...

What.a.blessing!!!

Sarah said...

\0/

mommasmurf said...

Wow. What awesome news!

Jessie said...

YAY!!! I love hearing stories like this one!! GOD IS GOOD.