God’s Triumph Over Suffering

July 24, 2022 Series: Why We Believe

Passage: Romans 8:18-35, Romans 8:37-39

Memory Verse for the Week: Romans 8:37-39 (ESV)

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Intro: What can account for hope in the midst of such profound suffering?

What is the root of the problem of evil?

What if God has intervened personally?

Therefore, why can we live in hope?


1. Worship the LORD, God Almighty for His wisdom and power over suffering and death. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for His sovereign ability to turn everything bad to ultimate, eternal good.

2. How have you lived as if what you fear is more powerful than Jesus and His love for you? Confess the unbelief that lies beneath your fears to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and to secure you by His sovereign power.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for the completeness of His work vs. evil. Thank Him for His conquest of sin, death and hell by His death and resurrection, and thank Him for His eventual resolution of all that is wrong at His return.

4. Who do you know that lives hopelessly, controlled by their fears? Pray for them, asking the Lord to conquer their fears by Jesus’ death (to cleanse them from guilt) and His resurrection (to save them from death).

5. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you insight and wisdom in the face of suffering and death. Pray that He would anchor you in Jesus’ sovereign power and love vs. all that is wrong in you and in this world.

Looking Back

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