What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
When you feel like you’re up against it today consider the faithful fact that God through Christ is for you.
Paul is not saying that circumstances, people and patterns will not oppose you.
He is most certainly saying that they WILL oppose you.
He is saying, however, that they will not WIN.
Suffering, by nature, pulls people away from something.
If you desire God, the utmost desire of your heart can never be taken from you.
Suffering may pull a million and one comforts away, but if you are God's adopted child by faith through grace in Christ alone you will never suffer the loss of Christ for you.
If you desire fortune, fame, family, etc… your desires can and will be taken from you someday either in this life by circumstance or in eternity by death (theirs or yours, whichever rusts and/or decays first).