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35 Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword? Romans 8:35 AMPC
38 For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, 39 Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 AMPC
The most trying times can sometimes feel the most isolating. We often feel alone. Like no one would fully understand what we’re going through. Sometimes we feel unsupported – even unloved. Like no one cares. We look around, and the people we thought would be there in our pain, just aren’t.
It is in these seasons of difficulty that many of us lose sight of God’s love. We proclaim God’s goodness from the mountain tops when all is as we would like. But what about when life is making absolutely no sense to us? What about in our grief and suffering? If our God is as powerful as we say we believe Him to be, how can circumstances somehow remove His love from us? God’s love never fails. His love for us is unrelenting, unending. It has no bounds. Yet we allow the transient challenges of life to cause us to doubt this Love. The Love that loved us first. When we were yet sinners. Unlovely and even opposed to God. The Love that left glory, put on human flesh, lived among us, washed our feet, hung on a Cross for us and rose from the dead. That Love is the love we doubt because our bank account is low, or a relationship has ended, or we’ve suffered pain of some sort.
There is nothing that can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Nothing we could do or experience could drive a wedge between us and God’s love. The love of God is in Christ. Jesus is God’s love personified. He sees us through the shed blood of the cross. There is nothing we could do to earn or forfeit this love. Nothing can stop God’s love for us. Not Adam and Eve’s sin. And not ours.
May we come to the place where we know beyond any shadow of doubt that we are loved. Loved, cherished, celebrated, approved of and rejoiced over by the Almighty Creator of the Universe. He knows us by name. He calls us His own. And invites us to call Him Abba Father. Today, let’s remember, no matter what challenges we face. No matter what storms rage in the distance. No matter how dark the day. Let’s remember. Let’s be convinced that nothing… no THING…can separate us from our Father’s love.
Love & Blessings,