Romans 8:33-37 (NLT)
33Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? Will God? No! He is the one who has given us right standing with himself. 34Who then will condemn us? Will Christ Jesus? No, for he is the one who died for us and was raised to life for us and is sitting at the place of highest honor next to God, pleading for us. 35Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or are hungry or cold or in danger or threatened with death? 36(Even the Scriptures say, "For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.") 37No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
In these verses Paul declares there is none who will accuse or condemn us; and those who have the power to, which are God and Jesus, have given us the right to be with them. Jesus is sitting in honor next to God pleading for us, since he died for each of our sins. Paul goes on to list out problems in life and then asks the question, is there anything that can separate us from the love of Christ? The answer is NO; we have overwhelming victory in our daily life because of Christ who loves us so.
There have been Christian men and women, committed to God, walking in faith for years who one day found they had a struggle they had to deal with. They may have carried this struggle for years, an area of life where sin ruled over them. For some it might be an addiction that nearly consumed them and their marriage. Then a realization there needs to be a change, a daily renewed life in Jesus Christ, choosing not to play with the fire of sin. In Christ we can be victorious and not bound to sin. Romans 6:16-18 says, “Don't you realize that whatever you choose to obey becomes your master? You can choose sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God and receive his approval. Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you have obeyed with all your heart the new teaching God has given you. Now you are free from sin, your old master, and you have become slaves to your new master, righteousness.” Jesus gives us victory over sin and leads us to righteousness where we can find the freedom to remove our struggles. Do you have a struggle you are battling? Are you looking for victory in your life? Turn your life over to Jesus. Let Him lead the battle against the struggle for you. Let Jesus refresh and renew you each and every day. Pray and ask Jesus for a fresh start. Ask him to lead, protect and guide you on your daily walk with Him.