But God raised Him from the dead. Acts 13:30
I have a lot of favorite verses in the Bible, but I suppose if I had to choose only one, it would be Acts 13:30: But God raised Him from the dead. Wow. How powerful is that?
Think about it. What can life throw at us that can’t be overcome by that statement of eternal truth?
I just lost my job. BUT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD.
My loved one has cancer. BUT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD.
I can’t pay my rent. BUT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD.
My grandchild is on drugs. BUT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD.
My spouse wants a divorce. BUT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD.
My child is missing. BUT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD.
Again, think about it. If God raised Jesus from the dead (and we know He did!), then can ANYTHING be too hard for Him? Is there any situation past His ability to redeem it, any heartache past His healing, any need past His meeting?
No. With God ALL things are possible, and we know that’s true because God has already raised Jesus from the dead. That is the pivotal event in history, and everything else revolves around it.
Resurrection faith is what we must cling to, beloved, if we are to survive the tough times ahead. And believe me, they’re coming! No one makes it through life on this planet unscathed. But the One who raised our crucified Savior from the dead stands ready to do the same for us. If we are focused on that great truth, what else matters?
As Romans 8:31 reminds us, If God is for us, who can be against us?
We are “more than conquerors,” dear friends…for God has raised Him from the dead!