Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39 (NIV)
Let me get this straight. Nothing will ever be able to separate me from your love? The worst trouble, greatest hardship and strongest persecution cannot separate me from your love? The severest famine cannot separate me from your love? Being naked or in danger or even facing a sharp sword cannot separate me from your love? If was like a sheep being led to slaughter, even that could not separate me from your love? Do have I have all this correct? Is your word completely true? Yes, you have all this correct. My word is completely true.
In every hardship, trial and storm you will be more than a conqueror. In every persecution and danger, you will be more than a conqueror. You could be naked. You could be facing a sharp sword. You could even be like a sheep being led to slaughter. In all those circumstances you will still be more than a conqueror. Do you know why that is? Yes, I think I do. Tell me. You love me. You are with me. You will help me. My eternal future with you is completely secure. Life could throw its very word at me, yet you will be with me to carry me though it. Yes, I have, Yes, I am and Yes, I will. How do you know this to be true? I have already gone through great difficulties. I have already suffered significant hardships. You have never left me. You have never forsaken me. You have always been with me to help me. So, are you totally convinced that death, nothing in life, nor angels or demons, nothing in the present or future, no power, no height or depth, and nothing in all of creation will ever be able to separate you from my love? Yes, I am totally convinced. I am completely certain. You have me in your hands. Your love has surrounded me. Your love is guiding me. Your love is guarding me. Your love will bring home to heaven and my eternal life with you. Yes, It will.
Lord, I have experienced pain and suffering in this life. I have been hurt and rejected. I have wept and cried out to you. Your love has surrounded me. You have always been with me. Nothing can ever separate me from your love and the future I have in you. Amen
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