All things includes your failures, your mistakes, and even the attacks of the devil.  If you'll pray (as the preceding verses tell us)...if you'll love God and endeavor to do what He wants you to do...if you'll walk in His purposes, He can and will turn things around for you.


Later in Romans 8, verse 31, Paul goes on to say, What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Is God for you? Yes, He is.


As Paul then says in verses 32-39:  

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?  Who shall bring a charge against God's elect?  It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.


Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall tribulation [that means your troubles and trials], or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  As it is written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."


Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers [those are the same words Paul uses for demon spirits in Ephesians 6], nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


These verses declare that there are only two things you need in order to succeed.  One, you must be convinced that God can turn anything you can imagine-any problem, any trial, any situation that came about because of your own mistake or somebody else's mistake, anything-into a miracle.


And two, you must be completely convinced and persuaded that God loves you unconditionally.  My friend, no matter what life may have thrown your way, you can be more than a conqueror through Him who loves you.

Bayless Conley pastors Cottonwood Christian Center, a thriving church located in Orange County, California. His television program, Answers with Bayless Conley, airs on television in over 100 nations worldwide.Visit his Web site at To order your copy of the "How to Pray" booklet, visit