Devotional - Romans 8:26-31

Face It, Forgive It and Forge Ahead

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. More Than Conquerors 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8: 26-31

by Norman Moore

For some of us, in our past, there’s pain and much abuse.
The hurt is great and the scars are deep and we wonder “What’s the use?”

As anger boils down deep inside from suffering in our past
sometimes we react in harmful ways, needing victory that will last.

We read and pray and seek advice, trying hard to cope.
How do we handle our abusive past? Is there any hope?

Face it, forgive it and forge ahead His Spirit comes to say;
we can recover from old hurts and enter a brand new day!

To face the hurt and forgive the wrongs is not an easy task.
But only then can we forge ahead to real victory that will last!