It’s easy to think that life is pretty random and that God is just somewhere in the background watching on. In Romans 8 Paul is determined to help the church grow in their assurance of salvation. A big part of that is to remind the church of just how involved and engaged God really is with the world and our very lives.
Now it’s a dirty word, ‘Predestination’, yet it’s all about the work God does for us. It’s about God's own determination to bring about His own good purposes. So despite all the dangers and uncertainties, nothing is outside of God's control and nothing can separate Christ from His people.