Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.~ Romans 8:35-39
How encouraging to read these words! God loves us always and forever, regardless of anything that is happening to or around us, regardless of how it feels in the moment, regardless of what we do. Sometimes, we think we have done so awful that God couldn’t possibly love us—but He does. Sometimes, we think we are going through such difficult experiences that God wouldn’t let these things happen to us if He loves us—but He does. Sometimes, we think there are so many things between us and God that He can’t possibly send His love through all that—but He does.
Father God, what a blessing to know that nothing can separate us from Your love. No matter what we do, no matter what difficult times we go through, no matter how much there seems to be blocking us. You are always near, and You always love us with a love deeper than we can imagine. Empower me by the Holy Spirit to return that love, even though my love for You will be weak and small compared to the magnitude of Your love for me. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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