If you are anything like me, when times get dark and lonely, you are tempted to think GOD no longer loves you. It feels like He has left you to manage all by yourself.If you are anything like me, when times get dark and lonely, you are tempted to think GOD no longer loves you. It feels like He has left you to manage all by yourself. This reminder in Romans 8:35, 37-39 ESV is very encouraging. Click To Tweet
This week, I have been living in Romans 8. It has been very eye-opening…and encouraging. I have been reminded that in the dark times, the Holy Spirit is interceding for me with groaning as He prays for me that all I am going through will work out for His glory and my good. He knows that is going to happen. His prayers for me are more likely that I will be aware of what is happening! That He is for me and that He loves me.
A few verses later, Paul goes down the list of all the events that can come into our lives making us wonder if Christ still loves us. But his reminder to us comes from GOD. He reminds us that in all these things we are, in Christ, more than conquerors. that none of these events or anything else will be able to separate us from the love of Christ.
What an encouraging reminder!
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine,
or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
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, 37-39 ESV
Call to action: Take a few minutes to write down a few current things going on right now in your life that are likely to make you think that GOD doesn’t love you. Reread the passage and see where they fit into it. Are they the exception to the rule that nothing can separate you from GOD’s love? If not, how does this adjust your view of GOD’s love for you and how He shows it?