Paul makes it clear in no uncertain terms that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. No trial, sorrow, persecution, circumstance, and not death itself can severe the bond we have with Jesus. Through Him we are the victors. Mighty conquerors who can claim victory over sin and Satan himself through the blood of the Lamb. And even greater still, Paul says we are more than conquerors. To be more than conquerors means that not only do we triumph over the Enemy, the painful tribulations we suffer are used by God for our benefit. Our Father in His love for us, uses all things, especially the hard times, to work together for good. (Rom. 8:28) What Satan plans for our demise, God uses to deepen our dependency on Him and to strengthen our faith, allowing us to win every battle that comes against us, through Christ’s love, making our victory even sweeter.